Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Barbara Bush's Famous First Lady Pearls

Sometimes jewelry styles and trends are made famous by the women that wear them. Barbara Bush is remembered for always wearing what has become known as the First Lady Pearls. The particular style she wore often was a 3 strand of costume pearls. Many jewelry designers copied her famous pearl necklace calling it "First Lady Pearls" and sold replicas in the retail marketplace.

When she first became First Lady of the United States other necklace styles were more popular but since she loved her costume pearls and wore them often, faux pearl necklaces became the hot, new, must-have jewelry accessories during those 4 years. She wore her "First Lady Pearls" with various business suits, both slacks and skirt suits and formal wear. When Mrs. Bush wore her famous pearl necklace, she often paired it up with a pair of single stud earrings.

Barbara Bush's main cause was improving literacy and would often be photographed wearing her First Lady Pearls while doing her work for these special literacy projects. She also embraced those who were suffering with AIDS, the HIV virus. Wife of one President and mother of another, Barbara Bush was the "First Lady of the United States" for 4 years and is married to former President George H.W Bush. She was one of the most popular first ladies and is highly admired and respected. She was first lady from 1988 through 1992.

Today, faux pearls strands are still a fashion basic accessory as well as many of the fresh water pearls that you can find in a range of different hues. It is nice to know that some jewelry trends always remain in style and you can fall back on your favorites as needed.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at ChasingTreasure.com, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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