The Ralph Lauren of Pearls

Around Manila
November 11, 2009

pearls

After purchasing 5 sets of pearls for friends and family, I just couldn’t resist anymore.  The pearls were calling to me.  But not just ANY pearls, the Ralph Lauren set of Pearls… And by Ralph Lauren I’m not referring to cost (they were actually quite reasonable around $40), I’m referring to VERSATILITY.  Like any good set of pearls, you can showcase these pearls with the perfect suit or evening gown.  But the unique thing about the “Ralph Lauren” style is that they can be dressed down and look just as good with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt!  The perfect pearls, in my mind!

pearls

What makes them so versatile is that they can pick up any color in an outfit.  They are essentially an irridescent black with hints of purple, blue, green and pink.  Even in the two photographs I shot, they appear to be completely different colors.  That’s what makes them so fun!  I think I had known for awhile that this would be my first set ever since I laid eyes on them back in August.  It was just a matter of time…

The other part that makes me feel good is that I purchased them from Dam Good Stuff, a livelihood project that provides for families who were displaced from there homes when a dam was installed in the Pangasinan area 200 km north of Metro Manila.  Seems like a win-win situation to me!

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2 Comments

  1. Caroline says:

    Why not get some pearls while you’re there? You should definitely have some of the local specialties to bring along to your next post!

  2. minnesotagal says:

    Thanks – I agree with your sentiments!

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