There is a sweet bridal tradition in which the groom or father-of-the-bride presents the bride with pearl earrings on her wedding day. Nothing radiates love more so than a luminous pearl and this has been true from antiquity until today. According to ancient Greeks, the pearl was a symbol of love and marriage. Other cultures have long associated the pearl with perfection, unrivaled beauty and purity. While pearls make an ideal gift for the bride, be sure to take the bride’s style preferences into account.
Good-bye minimalism, a least when it comes to this year’s hot earring trends. Leading fashion magazines and style bloggers have all been reporting on the exciting sighting on the fashion runways of big and bold statement earrings. Think shoulder sweeping drop earrings, dangly pendants, chandelier styles, geometric shapes, twisty designs, and baroque pearls and gemstones in a rainbow of colors, sizes and designs. Some jewelry designers are even showing models adorned with a single attention capturing earring on one ear, while others are exhibiting dramatic pairings that are deliberately mismatched.