Pearls possess a long standing role in bridal fashion, as pearl necklaces and matching earrings represent traditional wedding jewelry. Legendary brides that celebrated their day with pearl jewelry include Jacqueline Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Grace Kelly.
Princess Elizabeth's bridal gown of ivory duchess satin featured a tight-fitting bodice with heart-shaped neckline, and long tight sleeves. The flowing full skirt and the court train were embroidered with thousands of pearls and crystals in an intricate floral pattern.
Pearls have often made for beautiful wedding gifts, as Princess Elizabeth received a double strand of pearls from her parents. The length of such necklaces can be adjusted to suit the wedding dress, through the use of a "pearl shortener" where the clasp is.
A bride should be careful to match her jewelry. A pearl necklace with matching earrings speaks volumes with a simple elegance that never goes out of style