Beauty is timeless and ageless. Women of all ages want to look and feel elegant, stylish and beautiful. But so often fashion focuses only on women in their 20s and 30s. This is true even of how we look at the royal family. Of course the world wants to know what Duchess Kate and Duchess Megan are wearing. They are as stylish and gorgeous as they are modern and intelligent. But they are not the only stylish women in the royal family! One member of the older generation seems to get overlooked despite having exquisite taste in jewellery. Camilla, Prince Charles' second wife, is a quiet figure. But when it comes to jewellery, she really is one to watch, especially if you love pearls.
July has a been a busy month for Camilla and Charles, and she's been sporting stunning pearl necklaces at most occasions. She is clearly fond of both single and multi-strand pearl necklaces, as well as pearl earrings.
At the start of July, the couple were in Wales visiting the Second Severn Crossing, a bridge that will be renamed the Prince of Wales Bridge to honour Charles's 70th birthday. Camilla was lovely in a floral dress and elegant single strand of pearls. Days later, she wore a treble strand necklace and pearl earrings to lovely little Prince Louis's christening with a creamy dress featuring embroidery about the V-neck and cuffs of the three-quarter length sleeves. She topped it off with a simple and elegant hat.
Next up was the RAF centenary celebration, where Camilla stood next to the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace watching the planes fly overhead. Both wore sumptuous pearl necklaces. Camilla chose a stylish multi-strand pearl choker, while the Queen donned a longer multi-strand pearl necklace. Camilla shone at the Fowley Festival in Cornwall in mid-July wearing an ice-blue floral dress with a single strand pearl necklace.
As much as we'd love to sit down and talk style with the Duchess of Cornwall over high tea, we're going to have to go by what we see. And we see a lot of multi-strand pearl necklaces with dazzling clasps, not unlike our own Monaco pearl choker. Camilla also wears simple, elegant single strand pearl necklaces often.
If you could only get two pearl necklaces, those two styles are exactly what we would recommend. Every woman should have a single strand pearl necklaces. It's the little black dress of your jewellery box, suitable for the office, a casual daytime get-together, a night out at a charity gala or the opera and even your wedding. A multi-strand is more formal and luxurious. Whether you opt for a princess length or a choker, a multi-strand pearl necklace is a stunning choice for an important evening event.
We all change over the years. Few items in our wardrobe will look as fabulous on us at 70 as they did at 20 or 30. But there is an except to that, and it is freshwater pearls. Whether you are wearing them to your own wedding or your grandchild's, you will look stunning in pearls.