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Pearl Jewellery: A Timeless Trend

Jul 10, 2022 – Posted in: Style Journal

Pearl jewellery has effortlessly endured the test of time, staying relevant not just for a season but throughout the years. The pearl jewellery trend is no longer reserved for special occasions or glamorous settings. It's nowadays all about transforming and adding modern twists to the uniform, classic strand that initially comes to our mind when we think of pearl jewellery. We're here to explore the fascinating trend behind this precious stone and why it has become a staple in every woman's jewellery box.

Pearls with a modern twist

In case you haven't noticed, pearl jewellery is taking centre stage this year. Pearls are back, and it's not without reason. Their timeless, elegant and delicate aesthetic makes them an all-time favourite this season and beyond.

Yet, while we love the classic and timeless feel that pearls have to offer, we're all about using classic strands to create eye-catching, youthful, and strictly modern combinations.

If you haven't done yet, it's time to get reacquainted with pearl jewellery through the lens of novelty and modernity. Keep reading below to learn more about how you can use the gemstone of the sea to create absolutely stunning looks in both your everyday and glam life.

How to wear pearl jewellery

Pearls are not reserved only for special occasions, or at least not anymore. This delicate gemstone comes in so many different forms and styles that it makes us want to never take it off. We're talking about statement earrings, pearl layered necklaces, bold chokers, and delicate bracelets.

Whether you're dressing up for the office, glamming up for a wedding party, or heading to the beach, there's a piece of pearl jewellery for you. Read on for our advice on how to wear pearl jewellery for different occasions, along with our favourite picks for this summer.

Office wear

When we think of jewellery for office wear, pearl jewellery is our favourite. This precious gemstone combines elegance with modernity and can, without a doubt, add a sense of supremacy to any office look.

There are more reasons why we love pearl jewellery for our 9 to 5 workday, and their versatile nature is undoubtedly on the top of the list. Pearls are an ideal solution because they match any outfit, leaving you more time to focus on the important tasks rather than getting worked up on matching looks.

Our style advice:

Opt for a jewellery piece that feels wearable, such as a simple pearl necklace, mini hoop earrings, or a chain bracelet.

Our top picks:

Essential Pearl Necklace. Crafted from freshwater pearls and 925 sterling silver, this necklace is called essential for a reason. Delicate and simple, the Essential Pearl Necklace is our all- time favourite when it comes to office wear.

Belle Epoque Mini Pearl Hoops. Prefer something a little more playful? Pearl hoops are everything you need to add a touch of creativity to your office attire. Our Belle Epoque Mini Pearl Hoops are a truly refreshing take on our best sellers, perfectly suited to a more relaxed yet elegant style.

Casual looks

Nowadays, pearl jewellery can be an approachable and laidback style, just the same as any other option in your arsenal. Don't be afraid to incorporate pearls in your everyday outfit, whether you're heading for your daily shopping or a casual evening walk by the beach.

There are endless opportunities to wear pearl jewellery on your regular Mondays to Fridays. If you haven't done yet, it's time to search your jewellery box and dig out old pearl jewellery pieces that you might have neglected for a little while. Not sure where to start? Read on for our style advice and top picks for this season and beyond.

Our style advice:

It's time to think past the classic white pearl strand by adding a little colour and texture to your look. You can add a modern twist by combining pearls with gold or even colourful beads.

Special occasions

When it comes to special events and prestigious outings, wearing the right fashion jewellery can really take you centre stage. The unique shimmer of this precious stone is alluring and destined to add a sense of glamour to your romantic dinner date, wedding party, or evening outing.

Besides pearls, gold is also trending this season, and some of the most magnificent pieces are the ones that are a combination of those styles. Gold chains are extremely popular too, from simple and delicate to gold and chunky.
But we'll leave it up to you to discover the combination that wins your heart. What you need to keep from this is that pearl jewellery is the perfect way to add a touch of sophistication and romance to your outfit, perfect for elevating your special occasion style.

Our style advice:

If you're in for an extravagant look, opt for bold and chunky pieces that make a statement. If you're looking for a simple and subtle look, choose a piece where the pearl acts as a pendant.

Our top picks:

Helmi Necklace. Nothing compares to the magic combination of gold and pearls. This dreamy necklace keeps it classy yet modern with an impressive baroque pearl pendant on an extended gold chain.

Coquillage Pearl Earrings. Designed to capture the pure beauty of pearls and shells, this iconic pair of earrings is here to make everyone stare.

Beach looks

Pearl jewellery is stealing the spotlight when it comes to beach looks this summer. Ideal for weekend getaways, tanning sessions, or even full days catching waves. If you're in love with bohemian, laid-back styles, then it's time to give your pearl jewellery a refreshed look with a bit of colour, and why not a few playful patterns?
Starting with a statement necklace featuring pearls and beads, work your way up with more pieces at different lengths to create the ultimate layered necklace look that's anything but boring. You can thank us later.

Our style advice:

Don't be afraid to experiment. Mix and match colours and textures to create a surfer- chic vibe. Not to mention, go all-in for anklets.

Our top picks:

Savannah Necklace. Your all-time summer favourite, made from colourful stones and freshwater pearls. This necklace is the perfect piece to pair with your swimsuit or beach coverup.

Nerida Necklace. Meet a playful option, featuring a mix of colourful drop stones and freshwater pearls. It's just as dreamy to wear as it sounds, especially as a combo.

How to look after pearl jewellery

It doesn't get much more delicate than pearls. Pearls are organic gemstones born in the sea and are vulnerable to alkaline, humidity, and acid.

To preserve your pearls’ radiance, it's important to take care of your pearl jewellery the proper way. Read on for our advice when it comes to looking after your pearl jewellery.

Tip #1: Keep on its own

Pearls do enjoy some privacy, so they're best kept on their own. To avoid scratches by metals or other gemstones, it's best to keep them safe in a soft cloth or pouch, ideally made from silk.

Tip #2: Avoid chemicals

Pearls are made from natural, organic materials. Therefore, you must keep pearls away from perfumes, cosmetics, hairspray, and makeup. Make sure to take off your pearl jewellery before cleaning the house, as chemicals with abrasive properties may cause irreversible damage to your pearls.

Tip #3: Wear your pearls

They say, pearls want to be worn and they're absolutely right. Pearls grow in the water, and as you might expect, they love moisture! Keeping them in a box for extended periods may cause pearls to dehydrate and lose their sparkle. So, what are you waiting for? Wear your pearls!

Tip #4: Clean your pearls

If the natural shine of your pearls starts to fade away, take it to a specialist. Read our care guide to learn more about how you can clean your pearls, or contact us for personalised advice. If you wear your freshwater pearls regularly, we recommend having them cleaned once a year.

Tip #5: Don't swim with pearls

Although pearls enjoy moisture, too much water can cause damage. Not to mention that the chlorine in swimming pools can also cause pearls to lose their shine. Therefore, it's a good idea to take off your pearl jewellery before getting into the pool, sea, or bathtub.

Tip #6: Don't hang pearl necklaces and bracelets

It might sound like a good idea, but hanging your pearl necklaces and bracelets can weaken the stringing material, causing breakage over time. It's best to store your pearls in a separate compartment in your jewellery box to avoid any big surprises.

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