The pearl gleams, out of Granny’s closet
There’s far more to pearl jewellery than the delicate, Jackie O.–style necklaces and preppy stud earrings that reign among the country club set.
For something a little more exciting, look to designers who make the gems (real or faux) look sleek and modern, whether as an accent on a chic choker or as the centrepiece of a dainty diamond ring.
Their traditional associations make pearls ripe for reimagining, and you’ll find pieces that are unexpectedly edgy arty, and and just plain cool.
Main image: Who What Wear
Image 2: Paspaley pearl earrings
Image 3: Coco Chanel, with pearls (Pinterest)
Image 4: Chanel fine jewellery