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May 19, 2009

Accessory Inspiration:

Hilary Swank’s Multi-Color Pearl Necklace

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Last week, I did a few posts on pearls. I showed Princess Diana’s vast collection, six ways Michelle Obama wears her double-strand necklace and six ways I styled my own pearls to get different looks. I wasn’t planning to write about jewels of the sea for a while. But then I saw Hilary Swank at the Looking for Eric premiere in Cannes.

I absolutely adore her Chopard multi-color pearl necklace. The gray beads look stunning against her gunmetal Armani Privé gown—but had she worn a gold, nude or rose dress, the necklace would have worked equally as well.

I wanted to find jewelry that mimicked the versatility of the piece. I discovered too many options and now I can’t decide which one to buy. I was instantly drawn to Spiegel’s statement necklace (#3). I would wear it with a white tee and pencil skirt at the office or with a mini dress for a night out. But a wiser investment would probably be a more classic illusion necklace like Hilary’s. Her pearls sit on Chopard diamonds but Majorica’s gold chain (#6) and Clemoon’s clear fish wire (#5) deliver the same floating effect. Decision, decisions!

1. Lustrous 48″ multi-color pearl necklace from XaXe.com ($25) 2. Newport News 4-piece pearl 14k earring set ($59) 3. Spiegel mulit-color pearl bib necklace ($99.99) 4. Majorica 14mm baroque pearl necklace ($295) 5. Five-strand illusion pearl necklace from Clemoon ($37.95) 6. Majorica 8mm illusion multi pearl pecklace ($120)

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  1. Sal commented:

    That pile o’ pearls from Spiegel is gorgeous!

    Published 5.20.09 Reply

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