San Francisco, CA, October 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Fine jewelry, like that offered through PremiumPearl.com, offers consumers a timeless heirloom. Recent jewelry auctions like that of pearls once owned by Marie Antoinette show just how lasting pearls are.
She was known for her extravagance, and despite the fact that 200 years have passed since France's last Queen was executed by guillotine, Marie Antoinette still fascinates many around the world. Now, a set of Marie Antoinette's pearls, which were made into a necklace in 1849, are slated to be auctioned at Christie's of London in December.
It's a story of which legends are made. Marie Antoinette, who gave her British friend Lady Sutherland the pearls for safekeeping, had hoped to one day be reunited with her prized jewels. Instead, only a short year later, she was executed. The pearls have remained in the Sutherland family for more than 200 years, spending recent years tucked away in a safe at a bank, until a family member decided to put the necklace up for auction.
Many historians hope that Marie Antoinette's pearls, which are expected to garner as much as $800,000, will be won at auction by a museum, like the Louvre in Paris, so that the public can have access to the timeless piece of jewelry.
The excitement surrounding the upcoming auction serves as a testament to the timelessness of pearls, according to Yan Berry, the founder and creative director of PremiumPearl.com, a leading online retailer of unique pearl jewelry that counts such Hollywood celebrities as Tamara Braun and Fergie among its clientele.
"For centuries, pearls have been the jewel of choice for women," Berry says. "Pearls are the perfect accessory whether a woman is wearing an elegant evening gown or casual work attire. You simply cannot go wrong with pearl jewelry."
Berry recommends that women, who want to go for a more casual look, choose such classic pearl jewelry as a single strand white choker or a princess length pearl necklace. Those women who want to accessorize their evening wear with pearls, on the other hand, might opt for exotic black Tahitian or golden South Sea pearl jewelry.
It is that appreciation and knowledge of the timelessness of pearls that has inspired Berry to design the unique pearl jewelry sold at PremiumPearl.com. Berry's jewelry features white, naturally black, pink, and golden pearls.
"PremiumPearl.com's aim is to provide women with stunning, uniquely designed pearl jewelry that they can pass down from generation to generation like the Sutherlands passed down Marie Antoinette's pearls from generation to generation," Berry says.
To learn more or about Berry's pearl jewelry, please visit http://www.PremiumPearl.com.