The US Vice President favors pearl jewelry

US Vice President Kamala Harris always wears pearl necklaces and earrings at important events, showing intellectual strength and sophistication.

Ms. Kamala Harris comes to Vietnam from August 24 to 26, marking the first visit by a sitting US Vice President. The event is part of her first trip to Southeast Asia, seven months after she took office. When appearing at Noi Bai International Airport and many subsequent activities, she chose to wear a dark blue suit, combined with a gold chain with two-layer pearls.

According to Vanity Fair, the string of pearls associated with Harris dates back to her time in the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority at Howard University. Each member who joins the association is given a special badge, decorated with 20 pearls. Like Dr. Glenda Glover – AKA International President and president of Tennessee State University, Kamala Harris believes that pearls symbolize sophistication and wisdom. Association members are trained to become leaders with those two qualities. They also use pearls to show solidarity, regardless of skin color or race.

In 1986, Harris wore a matching pearl necklace and earrings to her graduation ceremony at Howard University. She told Vanity Fair that when she wears the necklace around her neck, she feels a surge of pride.

In the political arena, at important events, Kamala Harris always wears pearls. To prepare for her inauguration in January, she ordered jewelry designer Wilfredo Rosado – who once made diamond earrings for former US First Lady Michelle Obama. She wanted the bracelet to be strong and modern but still retain the inherent gentleness, femininity and elegance of pearls. As a result, Rosado created a necklace with large oval 18K gold links, each studded with a small diamond and an expensive South Sea pearl.

Like Michelle Obama, Harris loves layered pearl necklaces and delicately sculpted pearl earrings. She once wore a Tahitian pearl necklace when she took the oath before Congress. In her first speech as Vice President-elect, Harris wore a white outfit with a pair of large pearl earrings. At an event in San Francisco in 2004, she wore a classic, single-strand bracelet – a style popular among suburban housewives.

British Vogue’s director of jewelry – Rachel Garrahan – said: “Pearls are a safe political choice, projecting an image of success and luxury rather than charm and sex appeal like other accessories. other case”.

Kamala Harris’s love and message through pearls inspires many women. To support her becoming Vice President of the United States, a group of women shouted “Wear pearls on January 20, 2021” on social networks. This group currently has up to 375,800 members from 99 countries, demonstrating solidarity among multi-ethnic women. To celebrate Harris’ 100th day in office, Sherri McMullen – owner of McMullen Boutique in Oakland, California, and former AKA member – collaborated with four designers, creating a pearl jewelry collection.

In the past, pearls were favored by many female politicians. Former US First Lady Martha Washington, Barbara Bush, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton… often wore them. People who love metal jewelry like politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also once wore a pair of pearl earrings. Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy once said on Vogue: “Pearls are always suitable for use with every outfit.”

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