Pearls are now a girl’s best friend thanks to yes, you’ve guessed it, the Kate effect AGAIN … plus a whole host of other stars making them trendy
- Duchess of Cambridge has given pearls a contemporary edge
- She wore them on tour of New Zealand last month – setting a trend
- Experts says Kate has helped revive the gem’s fashionable status
- Michelle Obama, Mariah Carey, Jessie J and Rita Ora are also fans
For years they have been unfairly regarded as the sole preserve of maiden aunts and respectable ladies of a certain vintage.
Now pearls are replacing diamonds as a staple of the fashion set after being championed by the Duchess of Cambridge, among countless other celebrities.
Elegant pearl earrings – as worn by the former Kate Middleton on last month’s royal tour of Australia and New Zealand – have become a wardrobe must-have.
It’s not just British royalty who are pearl fans. America’s First Lady Michelle Obama is often seen wearing her favourite double-stranded pearl necklace and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker has long been a fan of pearls.
She wore an eye-catching strand of pearls at the launch of her pop-up shop in New York in February and regularly accessories her outfits with pearls.
Thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge and Sarah Jessica Parker, pearl wearers are becoming younger and championed by the fashion faces such as Rihanna and Cara Delevingne.