Pearls are classic. They make an undeniable statement and subtly whisper that you're chic, you have delicate, but on-trend taste, and you're forever stylish.
Pearl earrings are timeless, but the pearl necklace is more of a statement piece. Faux or freshwater pearls always look good, no matter the occasion.
The classic bead-like beauties look especially good with a shirt, or a plain black tee, but lately I've seen them draped across the decolletage of those decked out in tartan and lace, a la Madonna circa 1982.
Big, or small, when you wear a set of pearls you're terribly on-trend and simultaneously rocking a classic piece of jewellery.