This is my pearl necklace. I’ve had many pearl necklaces over the years — i gave most to my sisters and nieces. At one time pearls were very precious but with the advent of cultured pearls they became less valuable investment-wise. They still signify a certain refinement — hence the excitement over Lupita Nyong’o’s (faux) pearl encrusted gown at the Oscars.
I still wearing pearls and pick them up whenever I can. I kept this set for me because of the size of the pearls — about 8mm wide. And even though they are not regularly shaped they have a nice lustre.
Mostly I like them because they make me feel like a fancy lady.