Michelle Obama’s Pearl Jewelry

Symbolizing peace, love, success and happiness, pearls have been prized, praised and collected for more than 4,000 years. For centuries, royalty has showcased impeccable pearl beauty. However, there is one person who has brought back this freshwater charm to limelight, and this is none other than the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Today, if anyone can rock strands of pearls, it’s Michelle. Be it, her single pearl strand or multiple strands worn on sleeveless dresses, we love them all. Her sophisticated personality is complemented by these naturals. A 21st century style diva, Michelle Obama inspires women worldwide, by displaying her “pearl glamour” with modern twists, a new style every day.

Pearls are her signature, and she carries them with utmost elegance. We have seen her flaunting them proudly at various noteworthy events. Single strand, multi strand, short, long, chunky, and small! When it comes to her signature accessory, pearls, Michelle Obama wears it all and she wears them with everything. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most prized pearl jewelry.

The St. Erasmus Necklace

erasmus necklacePieter Erasmus had no idea that his design would end up on the neck of the First Lady. “When I saw her wearing it, I had to sit down”, he says. “It was a tremendous shock, but in a good way”. The jeweler, who calls Mrs. Obama “a very stylish girl”, was originally inspired to make the crocheted fresh-water pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace after reading about the gems owned by a 19th-century Indian ruler, but he may have found a new muse. “Mrs Obama has a fantastic sense of personal style”, he says, “Feminine and powerful. She is the kind of woman that is in my mind when I design jewelry”.

long strand necklace

A long strand with matching earrings makes this dress that much chicer.

single strand necklace

Our First Lady tops this floral look with a single strand of pearl.

two strand of pearls

The First Lady opts for her signature two strand of pearls – and rightly so – for her official portrait.

single strand pearl without accessories

Again, the First Lady forgoes all other accessories to focus on her favorite one, pearls.

double strand pearls with red dress

The stunning red is a perfect match for these double strand pearls. Even the President appreciates her necklace.

Governor’s Dinner

pearl necklace at governor’s dinner

She turned heads wearing an extraordinary beautiful dress by Peter Soronen. The sequined gown was completely sparkling and perfectly complimented by a bald multi-layered pearl necklace by Tom Binns.