The old adage "diamonds are a girl's best friend" may be widely accepted, but as demonstrated in this gallery of stunning pearl innovations, gorgeous white pearls are a close second.
Whether pearls are being used to cover Lady Gaga (and her piano) from head to toe, or are adding a touch of class and retro glamor to a sophisticated outfit, they are one piece of jewelry that never goes out of style.
Fashion editorials have used no shortage of pearl-encrusted pieces in their shoots for decades, and the classic bead shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon.
From Jackie O to Marilyn Monroe and even contemporary artists today, pearls are a staple in every woman's wardrobe. Check out this gallery of pearl innovations and get inspired to show off your retro-glam style this season.
100 Pretty Pearl Innovations
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From Pearl Noose Photography to Hollow Pearl Necklaces
Published: Dec 27, 2011