The Lasting Allure of Pearls

Pearl bracelet, cameo necklace, and pearl pin

The luster of pearls has appealed to cultures around the world since antiquity for a variety of reasons, but here in the South, we agree with Jackie Kennedy Onassis: “Pearls are always appropriate.” From June birthdays and weddings to anniversaries and graduations, these lustrous gems have long marked milestones and been passed down through generations, making them a perennial cornerstone of the jewelry box.