Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Elizabeth’s Pearls

Nobody does lavish jewelry quite like royalty, and Queen Elizabeth in particular took personal adornment and fashion to a whole new level. Her many portraits provide an amazing look at jewelry trends of the time, which included an awful lot of pearls.

Queen Elizabeth I Armada Portrait Portrait of Princess Elizabeth Wearing the A Pendant


The love of pearls likely comes from the recently thriving freshwater pearl industry of the area. Scottish pearls were abundant and a valuable commodity at the time. Even in her youth, Princess Elizabeth is seen in portraits wearing her mother’s pearls – Anne Boleyn’s famous initial pendants.

What’s your favorite type of pearl bead?


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2 comments:

  1. Pearls of any type. I love the luster of them.

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  2. baroque pearls are my favorite /the weird shapes are so beautiful!

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