A Classic Pair Stands the Test of Time: the Pearl and the Diamond

June 23, 2017

A Classic Pair Stands the Test of Time: the Pearl and the Diamond

Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and cream, fish and chips, Spongebob and Patrick, Tom and Jerry,  pearls and diamonds- what do you think is the commonality between all of these? These are classic and iconic duos that, when seen apart from each other, just don’t feel right. Iconic pairs that have found the perfect balance to complement each other and double the beauty or standard as compared to if they were presented without their counterpart.

Peanut butter and jelly

cookies and cream

fish and chips

Spongebob and Patrick

Tom and Jerry

Diamonds and pearls are the ultimate combination. A classic pair that has stood the test of time and can still be regarded as one of the most charming and attractive collaborations to ever exist. You must remember the 1961 classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Breakfast at Tiffany’s gave us an iconic character in Holly Golightly, then an incredibly modern and classy lady with an impeccable taste in jewelry and now a classic Hollywood fashion icon. Amongst the greatest and most memorable jewelry that Hollywood movies have left behind with us lies the quintessential pearl and diamond necklace that she donned with a Givenchy dress and some gloves. What a fashion icon!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Holly Golightly shows us that only diamonds do not deserve to be called a girl’s best friend- what is the harm in having two best buddies, especially if they complement each other like bread and butter? Diamonds and pearls are a combination for decades. It is akin to chocolate ice cream on top of chocolate brownie with hot chocolate fudge dripping down its sides topped with chocolate chips- it is a combination that leaves you floating in heaven!


Diamonds themselves are considered to be arguably the most charismatic and expensive jewels to exist. Diamonds are the classiest piece of jewelry there is, its gleaming shine under the lights reflecting the sprightly soul of the wearer. The flashy diamonds have found new manners of being incorporated into modern jewelry to give it an edgier look, moving on from the traditional roles that it has played in the past. Diamonds reflect confidence, charisma, and self esteem all rolled into one sharply cut shining stone.


Pearls, on the other hand, are the epitome of elegance and traditional intricacy. Pearls are seen as an insignia of innocence and purity, of maturity and decency, of delicate beauty and intriguing complexity. Pearls are the ultimate go-to when it comes to events that require you to dress formally, yet not go overboard. They also work in casual settings to allow you to pull off a laidback look and exude radiance despite not making much of an effort to do so.

So what happens when you intermix these two entities that are just as magnificent as standalone statements? A collision of two unlikely and seemingly different jewels results in the creation of a match made in heaven. A match as balanced as the scales of Libra.

diamonds and pearls

The secret behind the success of this classic pair lies behind the fact that they balance each other out perfectly, much like a successful harmonious marriage. The pearls help to bring down the incredible dazzle of the diamond and the diamond enhances the luminosity of the tinted pearls, resulting in a wearable piece that is equal parts elegant and spellbinding.

This necklace honors this heavenly combination and combines the two forces of jewelry together, a pearl and a diamond hanging side by side like peas in a pod. The two articles complement each other as beautifully as possible and make for a necklace that is perfect for any occasion, especially weddings and engagements.


For many people, wearing diamonds can be too intimidating a task and only pearls an old fashioned phenomena that has been beaten to death. But with this delicate yet magnificent piece, you can downplay and elevate the effects of both and bask in the delight that the marriage of pearls and diamonds brings to fashion.