Oh no! I just opened up this forum to learn about the pearls before buying a necklace set and matching earrings for myself and soon to be mother-in-law (who will also be getting married around the same time as me). My mothers pearls were lost and I really wanted the traditional look of a fine strand of pearls on my big day :'( Since brides, seem to be a large chunk of those who get drawn into the stimulant arena and then hooked as repeat customers, it only makes sense to keep up with the pearls! What's more classic than pearls with a wedding gown???