I love pearls.Have them in many different variations. White, black, gold pearls in all sizes. Nothing is more elegant and glowing than wearing pearls. The current exhibition at the V & A entitled "Pearls" comes to survey the fascination for pearls as objects of desire of rarity and beauty. Myths and legends surrounded them, chiefly to explain the mystery of their formation. Goldsmiths, jewellers and painters exploited their symbolic associations, which ranged from seductiveness to purity, from harbingers of good luck in marriage to messengers of mourning.