Akoya Addiction – Pearls are the Must-Have Accessory for It Girls, Grads & Brides

With Akoya Pearls rocking the runways and red carpets of the Fashion World for back to back seasons now, it is clear this luminous trend is here to stay.  According to Teen Vogue “Pearls are about to be everywhere this spring.”  It Girls of all ages are taking their cues from both designers and IG influencers, and pairing Akoya pearls with everything from the menswear look of tuxedos and utility jackets to the more feminine fads of ruffles, bows and daywear lingerie. Akoyas are having a moment, making them the perfect choice for Mom-love, push presents, brides to be and the future girl bosses from the class of 2019.

It Girls—Opera & Rope Lengths 


Clockwise from Upper left – Akoya Pearl Strands at Neiman Marcus, R13 Runway NYFW, Assael Akoya Essentials Opera Length Pearl Necklace 36”, Kya Swim Runway, Chanel F/W 2019/2020,

Clockwise from Upper left – Akoya Pearl Strands at Neiman Marcus, R13 Runway NYFW, Assael Akoya Essentials Opera Length Pearl Necklace 36”, Kya Swim Runway, Chanel F/W 2019/2020,

No longer reserved for only matrons and queens, according to Glamour, “The pearl has long been a staple of those with a more classic aesthetic, but 2018 has seen the nostalgic piece make it back into the mainstream and, in turn, has wooed a whole new crowd.”  Younger fashion icons like the British royals (Princess Kate, Meghan Markle) and Gigi Hadid have all been spotted wearing pearls.  The smart look is a long rope strand or an opera length with a chic, slenderizing pantsuit or an edgy military inspired utility jacket. The pearls soften the masculine style with an empowering flirtatious flair. With super long ropes, loop it once around the neck as a choker and let the rest hang low.  

The Girl Boss or Graduate—Studs and Bracelets


Suede Brooks at BeautyCon Festival LA

Clockwise from Upper left – Akoya Stud Earrings,  3 Row Akoya Pearl Bracelet with Diamonds, Assael Essentials Akoya “Kate” Earrings,  @modaoperandi, @marina.gavadza, Suede Brooks at BeautyCon Festival LA

The future is female, and young women now have more opportunities to climb that corporate ladder than ever before. Give your favorite grad a headstart with the perfect pair of Akoya studs to complement her face and perfectly accessorize her office up-do. Crisp and precise, Akoya pearls are sheer perfection, and they travel easily. Literally, they fit in a small pouch for quick overnight business trips, and figuratively, they go from daywear to evening attire seamlessly. When choosing a size, consider the overall face shape. Heart shaped and round faces for petite ladies work best with smaller pearls (7 to 8.5 mm), while oval, triangular and diamond face shapes tend to have longer ear lobes, so they look best with slightly larger pearl studs (8.5 to 10 mm).

Brides-to-Be—Chokers  & Drops



Clockwise from Upper left –Assael Akoya Essentials Choker Length Necklace, Shrimps LFW, Assael 5 Strand Choker Necklace, Kenra Professional for Lela Rose, Assael Pearl Drop Earrings avail at NM, @brides

Brides have much to be grateful for this year with new takes on every old tradition. From regal ball gowns and statement sleeves to power suits and heroic capes, this year’s brides will be bedecked in glamour like a Hollywood starlet.  Framing the face is key with feminine accents like pearls, ribbons and bows in the hair to capture the special bliss of the big day. If someone you love is getting married this season, you can’t go wrong with the gift of Akoya pearls.  Accent their bridal shower look with pearl drop earrings or grant them some added luster at the wedding with a choker length pearl necklace. Akoyas compliment the skin tone and add a little extra radiance to the face. Need gifts for the bridesmaids? Akoyas work for women of all ages. I still wear the pearl stud earrings my best friend’s mother gave me when I was Maid of Honor in her daughter’s wedding, and that was more than a decade ago. Every time I wear them, I remember all the smiles we shared that weekend.  

We mentioned women of every age, so let’s not forget Mom. If you’re thinking of showing Mom some much needed gratitude and affection, stay tuned for our complete guide to Mother’s Day gifts coming soon.  And don’t forget the moms-to-be! Push presents are legitimate now.  Check back often for fresh new looks in earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings to complete your look and add to your fine jewelry collection.

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