Welcome to the captivating world of pearl jewelry – where classic meets cool girl and elegance gets a major modern twist.
When you think of pearls, what do you think of? For a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind is their grandmother’s jewelry box. Well, think again! Pearls are back, and they’ve leveled up from old-school to oh-so-awesome.
Pearl jewelry isn’t just for fancy parties or weddings anymore; they are everywhere – from The Met Gala to summer concert festivals. Today’s pearls are your secret weapon for adding that something extra to everything, from your go to hoodie and jeans to your favorite party dress.
Yes, a simple string of pearls and a classic pearl stud are and forever will be timelessly fashionable. They’re elegant and naturally beautiful. Mother Nature has been crushing this style forever, but there’s so much more you can do with pearls to make them feel modern, playful, and even edgy alongside your everyday wear.
History of Pearl Jewelry
Women have been rocking the pearls trend for thousands of years. They've been a symbol of purity, wisdom, and even power. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, they all had a thing for pearls. In fact, Cleopatra is said to have crushed a pearl in a glass of wine to impress Marc Antony. Now that's style!
Fast forward to the Renaissance, and wearing pearls was like a royal status symbol. You had to be part of the elite to pull it off. Today, icons like Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn brought pearls into everyday fashion, making them a timeless and chic accessory.
Looking for some inspo for how to wear your own modern pearl look? We’ve got you covered!
3 Ways to Wear Pearls
Ah, the classic pearl necklace – a symbol of elegance that's been around since…like, forever, but don't let its history fool you! A simple pearl necklace can transform any casual outfit in an instant. For a casual daytime look, throw on your favorite jeans and a crisp white tee, then top it off with a single strand of white pearls like the Perfect Pearl Infinity Necklace. That little pop of pearl is a major style upgrade that takes minimal effort.
Or for a more layered look, a longer piece like the Life’s a Ball Pearl Pendant Necklace comes alive with a shorter piece. We love the pop of pearl and gold with a heavy chain like the Carrie Chain to give a little edge. On the flip side, when you're getting ready for a special night out, change the chain for a diamond style like the Not Your Basic Tennis Necklace for a more glam look. You’re a rockstar if you know how to layer necklaces that mix different elements. Try pairing a pearl choker with a longer chain necklace to add some attention to your décolletage.
If you're rocking a messy bun and feeling a bit edgy, try the Perfect Pearl Threader. The different types of pearls and spikes is EVERYTHING. For a more polished vibe, you could go with your standard stylish earrings but we’re guessing you’re far from standard. If a pearl stud is classic but maybe a little bit subtle, then our Life's A Ball Pearl Hoops are wide awake. They're like a secret weapon against any fashion emergency – instant sophistication, no fuss required.
Then there’s the unexpected. Like chocolate and peanut butter, our perfect pearl pieces and our spiked Gabriella pieces just work. Layer a delicate yet modern piece like thePerfect Pearl 7 Drop Earrings with Gabriella Pavè Triple Spike Earring and watch the compliments roll in. You’re welcome ;).
Let's talk wrist candy – pearl bracelets are here to level up your arm game. We love a layered wrist and the Perfect Pearl Cuff fits right into any stack, no matter the occasion. Don't shy away from mixing and matching different textures and colors – that's the secret to creating a wrist stack that's uniquely you. Layer it with heavy chains (INSERT MEN’S STYLE LINK) or something with diamond jewelry like the Baroness Bracelet and marvel at how it always makes the look that much better.
In the world of fashion, pearl pieces are the ultimate style chameleons, effortlessly transitioning between classic elegance and modern trends.
Pearls aren't just jewelry; they're a connection to history, a symbol of elegance that transcends time and culture. They're like wearing a piece of art that turns everyday attire into extraordinary attire. From the charm of a pearl necklace to the playful versatility of pearl earrings to the subtle sophistication of pearl bracelets, these treasures offer endless possibilities. As you embark on your pearl journey, remember that the true magic lies in your personal touch – mix, match, and experiment to craft looks that resonate with your unique personality.