Stately in Pearls

girl with the pearl earring

 Whether as an accent on your wrist, a final touch on a scarf or a delicate touch on the earlobes- pearls are a go-to accessory.

In the Islamic-Judeo-Christian tradition they are used to evoke images of the beauty of the hereafter. For instance in the Qur’an:

22:23 God will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.

In the New Testament:

Matthew 13: 45-46. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Many of us knew about Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting ” Girl With a Pearl Earring” even before Scarlett Jo tied her hair in a bonnet and got all pale  for the 2003 film.

Post-80s fashion- pearls don’t have to just be matched with your Sunday best.  You can wear them when dressing up or down-their unique appeal always comes through.

Blue nile pearl bracelt with silver

Blue Nile Pearl Bracelet with silver

green porterjensenmadeinchina.com

Green brooch (porterjensen.com) Bow brooch (madeinchina.com)

 

 

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One Comment to “Stately in Pearls”

  1. ooh, that green brooch is gorgeous, mashaAllah! pearls are classic 🙂

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