Julia Roberts character in Pretty Woman starts the movie wearing large hoop earrings but along with her transformation comes an upgrade to pretty woman pearls! We see her wearing large pearl drop earrings on gold french wire like these. Marilyn Vance, a popular costume designer at the time, chose these earrings to mark the rise […]
I have mentioned Empress Eugenia before so it was (almost) no surprise that when I was researching a pearl crown, her name came up! Look at this beauty:
“Why are pearls popular in the South?” an executive editor from a prominent southern magazine asked me last week. It is a good question and really got me thinking. Running a popular southern pearl business, I frankly have simply taken it for granted that we southerner love our pearls! But where did this love affair with […]
You never know what you might find in a landfill, right?! Such as a 2000 year old pearl! On the north Kimberly coast of Western Australia, The Brremangurey Rockshelter in the Admiralty Gulf is home to over 12,000 years of Indigenous history. There are shell middens and rock art. A team of archeologist were excavating a midden, a […]
Las Vegas destroyed pearls in Mexico. Hard to imagine isn’t it? Most people blame Las vegas for ruining dreams, promoting alcoholism, supporting hedonism, etc. I love Las Vegas (because I am a great at dice 😉 however there is one thing I just do not support… how Las Vegas destroyed pearls!
How would like you like a piece of natural pearl jewelry made with natural pearls discovered in the 1600s off the coast of Isla Margherita but remaining in the ocean until 2008? Well, that just might be a possibility. Here is the tale of Isla Margarita, the Santa Margarita and one treasure hunting company that […]
You may have read my previous post about Lillian Nordica, one of the first famous faces of Coca-Cola. She was incredibly fond of pearls and I love the story of her yellow pearl.
Remember all of the old Coca-Cola ad memorabilia? Maybe its because I am in Georgia, (the birth-state of Coke) but it seems every junk and antique shop I visit has some sort of Coca-Cola memorabilia from over the years. Well, spending the night in Atlanta last night was no different. I was perusing through our […]
Today I want to talk about the loss of a Hollywood legend. Lauren Bacall was known for her beauty and her distinct husky voice. She started her career as a model and her first film break came opposite Humphrey Bogart in the 1944 film, To Have and Have Not. She and Bogart went on to […]
March 4, 1974 was an iconic day. This was the day of the very first issue of People magazine. And who was on the cover of the first People magazine? Mia Farrow. She was promoting The Great Gatsby, a movie that was due to come out March 29, 1974.