Pearls may be a common jewel worn by those of all social statuses in modern times, but they were once considered a luxury that were only available for those who were highly wealthy. One of the main figures who helped pearls become mainstream was Elizabeth I, the Queen of England. She can be seen in photographs sporting pearls not only on her neck, but also as accessories in her hair. Many presume that her love for pearls could be attributed to their representation of innocence.
- It is hard to determine what makes a quality pearl and what makes an average one.
- Pearls are unique in the sense that not many people have them as a form of jewelry.
- Though it is usually woman that wear pearls, there are some men who really like them as well.
“Pearls were one of the most commonly encountered decorations among the Aztec temples and idols, and it wasn’t long before two thousand kilos of them had found their way to Europe.”