Black Tie, Red Carpet, White House: When to Wear Pearls

Black Tie, Red Carpet, White House: The Perfect Time for Pearls - Spey

This last weekend, a flutter of rich gowns and shimmering jewels descended on the red carpet to the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, held in Los Angeles’ iconic Microsoft Theater. Like all major events curated for the Hollywood coterie, there was no shortage of Champagne, diamonds, and pearls. Elegant gowns fluttered in the breeze as lustrous jewelry sparkled with the light of the evening sun. One of our favorite looks? Tracee Ellis Ross of the ABC television show Black-ish (pictured above for her nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) wearing Chanel Haute Couture. Her trousseau is perfectly beset with a pair of waterfall diamond earrings, each punctuated by a solitary South Sea pearl.


From LA to DC

On the other coast, nestled as Spey is here in Washington, DC, we’re known to rise to many a stylish occasion, too. Whether a State Dinner at the White House or a gala premiere at the Kennedy Center, Washingtonians are no strangers to an elegant affair. What unites these two coasts, and indeed spans Society across continents, is the classic beauty and chic freshness of pearls. The pearl is one of the most adaptable gems. Don pearls with denim and your favorite tee for a look that’s both casual and polished. Or drape yourself in pearls to accentuate the richest silk and fur. We couldn’t agree more with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy: “Pearls are always appropriate.”

No matter your personal look or style, or the reason you are dressing, pearls are the go-to jewelry for instant chic and non-stop luster. Their soft glow immediately elevates the look and frames the gentle contours of the skin. So, the next time you receive a glossy invitation to a coveted engagement, like the Emmy’s or Oscars or even a backyard barbecue, open your jewelry box and take out your favorite Spey pearl jewelry. Here’s to a life full of luster!