Pearls are back and more modern than ever
When you think of pearls, the words demure, elegant and understated instantly spring to mind. The opulent stone is universally flattering, brings light to the face and looks great with any outfit. As the world’s oldest gem, they have become synonymous with vintage fashion icons like Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, but today’s sartorial influencers are bringing them back with a modern take on the classic pearl earring. Opting for pearls that are oversized and rough-around-the-edges, they’re embedded in asymmetric earrings or dangling from gold hoops.
Click through the gallery above for a little inspiration or shop our favourite pearl earrings below.
Meadowlark’s founders Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont handcraft each piece using ethically sourced materials and these earrings are cast from silver in the shape of leaves and anchored with glossy freshwater pearls.
Everyday opulence is easily achieved with these pearl cluster earrings from Lele Sadoughi. The ivory-hued faux pearls dangle from petite 14kt gold-plated links, creating soft movement as you walk.
Oscar de la Renta
Channeling his own unique brand of elegant romanticism, these gold-tone pearl hoop earrings from Oscar de la Renta feature lustrous Swarovski crystal pearls set along a sleek tonal loop.
Lustrous pearls provide these Fallon pearl drama hoops with a regal finish. Perfect for a night out, they’re crafted from rhodium-plated brass decorated with cubic zirconia crystals, and finished with eye-catching shell pearls.
Like so many of the label’s pieces, Mateo’s earrings are inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s series of ‘Floating’ paintings. This pair is hand-cast from 14-karat gold and set with 0.144-carats of shimmering diamonds and a single pearl that floats in the slim crescent shape.
- By Gracie Stewart