GREAT MOMENT IN PEARL HISTORY: Billie Holiday Looks Stunning Singing in Pearls

We love to go back and find some of the most iconic women of all time wearing pearls!

Today’s feature is an American Jazz legend.

The late, Billie Holiday is a woman known for her melodious voice, gorgeous face, and her beautiful signature of flowers that she wore in her hair. We think she is a great addition to our “Great Moment in Pearl History” because she made pearls a sophisticated and stylish statement in her jazzy look.

Eleanora Fagan, most commonly known as Billie Holiday and nicknamed “Lady Day” by friend and musical partner, Lester Young, was born on April 7, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She later died in   New York City, New York, United States on July 17, 1959 at the age of 44. read more

PEARL FASHION: Queen Elizabeth Celebrated 88th Birthday with Portrait and Pearls

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II!

The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary), born April 21, 1926 celebrated her 88th birthday on Monday and she looks great.

Although the Queen’s biggest public celebration is in June, when there is better weather, in honor of the Queen’s birthday a classy black-and-white portrait was taken at the Buckingham Palace in March by prominent British photographer, David Bailey (76).

The image featuring the queen looked regal as the Queen wore a layer of pearls, a fancy pearl pendant, pearl earrings and beautifully curled hair which was simply chic. The photo was snapped to share her birthday and also to promote tourism to Britain. read more

GREAT MOMENT IN PEARL HISTORY: Drawing of Bette Davis Wearing Pearls *

We love to go back and find some of the most iconic woman of all time wearing pearls!

Today’s feature is a movie legend.

Ruth Elizabeth, better known as “Bette” Davis, was a woman known for her eyes and unsympathetic acting roles.

Known for her iconic roles like Now, Voyager (1942), she was an actress that was a house-hold name.

We really love this image because it is actually a life-like professional drawing of the famous star by artist, Melissa (casparofambrose), who only used 2 pencils, 6B-8B pencils, a white vinyl eraser, Q-tips, and Kleenex. Isn’t this amazing! read more