"Pearls are always appropriate." ~ Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie's pearls were actually costume or made of glass. It is so difficult to tell the difference between real and faux pearls that most people opt for the cheaper option.
bendhistory: 'He possessed a quality that great leaders use to cope with the crises of their era, which is a splendid natural wit and self-deprecating humor. Take, for example, during the 1960 campaign when pundits and opponents complained about his wealth, he simply replied: "I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy. ‘Dear Jack, Don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. I’ll be damned if I am going to pay for a landslide."