Which brings me to point out that so many other women with impeccable taste, like Tabitha, had a little thing for pearls.
Such as the young Queen Elizabeth. I love the long pearl sautoir knotted in the middle and pearls in her headdress. But, I'm even more impressed that she's holding a rainbow.
Then over on the Continent we Maria de Medici
Here, as a young girl, she was wearing a pearl headband, pearl earrings, a pearl choker necklace and of course she had pearls sewn into her gown. Pretty wasn't she? It's hardly surprising that she became the wife of France's Henry IV.
Much later in France we had another queen who sported pearls in her hair.
The young Marie Antoinette, in her early days at court, mixed pearls with feathers in her headdress.
We all know how dramatically court life changed in Marie Antoinette's lifetime, but pearls continued to be worn by fashionable women.
Moving ahead we have Babe Paley, one of the most chic women of the 20th Century.
Pearls, as we know, are timeless and their elegance will continue to endure.
But I wonder, who will be our pearl wearing style icon of the 21st Century?