Well, what can we say? Pearls are just having a moment. Frankly, we’ve swooned over pearls of all kinds for years – and finally, it seems the whole world has caught on to our little secret!
OK, you may be thinking of the pearls Grandma gave you when you were fishing through her jewelry box and she wanted you to know she loved you. Hey, those strands of classic white pearls are still right on trend! But today, there are so many other gorgeous little beauties to add to your own jewelry box, and we’re going to give you a quick peek at some we’ve collected just for you!
So, like we said: you can’t go wrong with a super classy, elegant strand of cultured pearls. Pick the length you love and we’ll find you just the right necklace. Whether you go with saltwater pearls from lagoons and bays of Japan and China (getting rarer every year, but still the standard for generations), or the newer freshwater pearl varieties – they feel so good once you put them on. We’re pretty fussy about quality, so you’ll notice ours have a particular shine and color that’s hard to beat.
Cultured pearls continue to be popular for all age groups and a pair of pearl stud earrings is probably the most important thing in your jewelry wardrobe. In addition to a stud, it's great to have different looks. Hankering for something swingy and sassy? Prefer a hoop? You can never have too many huggies in your wardrobe. Or can we entice you with pearls of a different shape or color, perhaps?
Prefer something in a deeper hue? Have you met the amazing Tahitian cultured pearl yet? These grow in the warm waters of French Polynesia, and come out of the water in lovely shades ranging from pale grey to aubergine to deep black. There’s a hue to go with everyone’s dreams! We love the Tahitian pearl lariat necklace on sterling silver with both a darker and lighter Tahitian drop pearl. A large Tahitian clipover can be added to a chain or a strand of pearls.
Of course, not to be outdone, those warmer waters also have another family of mollusks that produce the largest and most precious of cultured pearls, the South Sea. Available in shades ranging from blinding white to creamy golden, these are cultivated off the coasts of Australia and the Phillipines for several years to bring them to their big beautiful best. There is a special elegance to white South Sea pearls for evening. We love to wear a pavé top diamond huggie with a dangling white South Sea pearl or a stunning necklace.
From here we move on to other waters, other hues, to bring you the lesser known but no less lovely cousins of the classics. Mabe pearls are coming back for a great look on the ear. We also have the mesmerizing green and blue hues of mother-of-pearl shell. And we love the interesting look of Keshi pearls. They vary, and these look like mini potato chips!
Pearls make the perfect gift for every age, too. From a special heirloom-worthy gift for the baby to confirmation or first communion. Many young ladies choose to wear pearls for early occasions. Here, we see a necklace where we can add pearls as she grows, and a cultured pearl cross that is great for first holidays.
We also like to celebrate a bat mitzvah or sweet sixteen with pearl jewelry. We have a small cultured, freshwater pearl necklace with a sweet pavé heart front clasp. We often recommend pearls for graduation from high school or college. For that special day, brides often choose white pearls to wear on a wedding day – and may give pearl jewelry as a gift to the bridal party.
And lest you think pearls are just for girls, we’ve been loving the photos of guys like Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, Pharell Williams, the Jonas Brothers, and Pierce Brosnan – all photographed looking very masculine indeed in their pearl necklaces! Think about wrapping one of these on the man in your life.
Now that’s a wrap!