Grandma’s Pearls Never Looked So Good! 3 Ways to Upgrade Your Heirlooms

Love your pearls but don’t want to feel overly vintage when wearing them? No worries. Here are three fabulously chic and fun new ways to wear your favorite pearl pieces in 21st Century Style.

Embellished Fabrics & Accessories – Sleeves, Shoes, Handbags

Fashion accessories featuring pearls and coral jewelry

Wear your favorite pearl strand or a simple pearl stud earring with some of the latest looks in accessories. Fashion, handbag and shoe designers have been gravitating to the luminosity of pearls lately.  Embrace the trend by adding these radiant accessories to your ensemble.  This fabulous red-carpet worthy pearl tassel clutch calls for a great pearl bracelet or super long strand.  Sophia Webster’s fabulous pearl heeled boots (top) or these gold and pearl boots from Son Jung Wan’s spring 2018 show at NYFW pair perfectly with a bold pearl bracelet or multi-strand necklace. Find a fabulous pearl ring to wear with pearl embellished sleeves or jackets.

This is not your grandmother’s style, for sure.

Fusion – Past meets Present

Pearls may have a wonderfully traditional sense of sophistication and elegance, but they don’t have to be worn in overly conservative ways.  Mix Mom’s go-to pearl strand with a fresh new Bubbles by Sean Gilson for Assael ring. Or add a super long pearl strand to a classic choker and it instantly spruces up your favorite LBD or spring halter.  Show off some skin by wearing a multi-strand layered pearl necklace backwards with an open-backed dress.

Break the Rules – Fun new ways to wear


Love the luminosity of pearls but not always feeling the sophistication of a strand? Try other categories of pearl jewelry for a change. Give yourself permission to be uniquely you. Wear rings on any finger or every finger, wear brooches in the hair, wear mismatched earrings – white pearl on one ear and Tahitian pearl on the other or perhaps a pearl stud on one lobe and a long pearl drop on the other.  Try a layered pearl look over a sexy open neckline or lowcut blouse/sweater dress. Find fun new pearl dresses and adorn them with genuine gem pearl earrings. Start your own trend and let the radiance of the pearls accent your inner glow.

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