Pearls in Politics
The First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy was notorious for her exceptional elegance and style. She has made a significant impact on the arts and culture as well as fashion trends of her time.
She once said: “Pearls are always appropriate” and it is hard to disagree with her, especially looking at her glowing image in this famous photograph.
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe
The Girl with a Pearl Earring
Those who love art would surely be familiar with the painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Oil on canvas, a masterpiece created by a Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in the middle of the 17th century. She is wearing an exotic dress with an oriental turban, she threw a look over her shoulder, there is something captivating and intimate in the way she glances at the viewer. Her skin is smooth and tender, lips gently opened. A large pearl earring accentuates the graceful contour of her young face.
Symbolic Meaning of Pearl and its Magical Properties
Pearl was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and was believed to have strong healing properties.
Pearl has always symbolized the power of love, wealth and nobility. Pearl jewelry presented as a gift to children was meant to protect them and bring good luck. Pearls have a calming effect and are bringing the karma in balance, they bond people together and strengthen relationships, and therefore pearl jewelry was and is til nowadays a wonderful gift that you can make for your loved ones, friends and business partners.
You can think of cultured pearls as "farmed" pearls while "wild-caught" pearls are those rarely found in the nature that appear without any human intervention. Both farmed and "wild" pearls grow in the same way...