Pearls are clearly bi-partisan this year. Hillary wears them, Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain, even Sarah Palin sported a maverick style of golden South Sea pearls during her speech.
After Cindy did her talking, a lot was published about her outfit. The *experts* all seem to think her outfit was valued around $300,000. The earrings alone are supposedly worth $280,000. Definitely a woman of the people; she does not look high-maintenance at all! But what about that pearl necklace valuation? I have seen $11,000, $15,000 and $25,000. Were we watching the same damn speech?
Cindy wore a 4-row necklace of what appeared to be large akoya pearls. They weren’t your grandma’s pearls. There was no graduation up the nape. Those were large pearls, at least 9 mm. So what’s the deal with all these experts and their math? Do you think she was wearing a freshwater strand of pearls or a discount strand of akoya? Not this down-home girl. She shops at Oscar de la Renta and wears Escada, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Stuart Weitzman and Chanel and loves to fly on that private jet. I am going to go out on a limb here and say she likes expensive pearls as well.
So, four strands of pearls would calculate to about $2750, $3750 and $6250 per strand by those *expert* evaluations in the press. Now I’m no Oxonian math major, but that *expert* arithmetic seems a bit off. So what if the pearls a AAA Mikimoto and 8.5-9 mm? I think I am being conservative here. What does a strand like that cost? Last I checked it was around $70,000 per strand. She was wearing four of them.
If it were not for her new damn long-hair style we may have been able to see the clasp. I guess it never shows. Maybe it isn’t a diamond-studded, platinum behemoth. She is, after all, a woman of the people.