Funhouse 24K Gold-Plated Crystal and Pearl Earrings, $555 at Moda Operandi
Made of Japanese glass pearls and Swarovski crystals, this pair is ornate without being stuffy. The tropical color scheme actually enhances the vintage finish.
Feline Head Faux Pearl Drop Earrings, $475 at Nordstrom
We perhaps don’t need to hype this pair of feline-headed drop earrings — they speak for themselves — but you should know this is the perfect post-work statement bling.
Gelo Pearl & Crystal Dangle Earrings, $495 at Neiman Marcus
These mesh-style danglers featuring freshwater pearls and crystal chains have a slight waterfall silhouette.
Gold-Plated, Faux-Pearl and Crystal Bracelet, $1,120 at Net-a-Porter
The three-stranded pearl bracelet, featuring stone embellishments and Gucci’s iconic GG logo, is the very definition of a statement piece and basically goes with anything from resort to evening wear.
Chanel Knows Best
Trust Chanel to show us how to wear our pearls. This fierce pearl choker brings the perfect kind of understated drama.
Long Earrings, $12.99 at H&M
Introduce some breezy gold accents and opt for quirky danglers, like these. Coin embellishments are set to be a hot spring jewelry trend this year.
Vintage Marina B
Vintage Pearl and Multi Stone Collar, $36,500 at Moda Operandi
OK, so this one is just slightly out of range, but it’s gorgeous inspo, nonetheless. Channel Lady Di in this exquisite and elaborate seven-stranded vintage pearl choker. It has a colorful center featuring geometric onyx, well-cut diamonds and rubellite stones.
Oscar de la Renta
Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Earrings, $250 at Net-a-Porter
Bauble hoops are always a good way to add a touch of boho-chic to your daily wear. These Italian-made chandelier hoops featuring Roman medallions and faux pearls are street style winners, too.
Frontal Necklace, $61.20 at Nordstrom
This Edwardian-style Marchesa necklace is subtle, chic and summery. We often overlook pearls when it comes to spring or summer dressing, but this piece can make a great addition to your casual wear options.
Pearls have always been our go-to option when we want to feel classy and grown-up AF. But millennials and Gen Zers are looking at pearls a little differently. Pearls have found their way into the global street style mix, with pearl cuffs and pearl drops being paired with jeans, leather and even latex.
If you’ve quite ignored the validity of pearls as a summer statement, we are here to give your wardrobe a major boost. Turns out, adding statement pearls to any outfit can transform its vibe. Here, the best luxe-yet-accessible options.