Thursday, October 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Lucy’s Pearls

Last week we took a look at fashionable pearls in the time of Elizabeth I. Fast forward 400 years, and we have another surge of pearls, as seen on stars such as Lucille Ball.

The actress wore her share of costume jewelry, and was a big fan of designs from the Miriam Haskell collection, which helped popularize the faux pearl and crystal rhinestone. Though there is some speculation about the amount of designing done by Haskell herself, it’s certain that she did seek out and promote many skilled artists from the 1920’s to the 1960’s, leaving behind an amazing legacy of jewelry.

Lucile Ball Wearing a Strand of Pearls Lucy Does a TV Commercial


When you go for faux pearls, do you prefer glass or shell?

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1 comment:

  1. I tend to stick with glass pearls. I find the ones made with shell to be too clunky for my tastes.

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