Magnificent at Every Age | How to Wear the Luxury of Pearls at Every Stage of Life

Fashion aficionados will tell you: the luxurious style of pearl jewelry is appropriate for women of every age and stage. Even little girls love pearls! Nothing commemorates a young lady’s 13th birthday, Sweet 16, or high school graduation like her first pair of Akoya pearl studs or a charming pearl pendant. As she grows, so does her refined appreciation for pearls, a propos for college graduations, engagements, weddings, anniversaries and more. Pearls are perfect for the chic professional wardrobe, daytime outfits and even the dressiest evening looks. In short, high-quality pearls are an essential and elegant part of every well-dressed woman’s jewelry wardrobe.  Be sure to wear or give only the best.

Assael Akoya Pearl Necklace with 18K Yellow Gold Clasp. Kendall and Kylie Jenner wearing pearl strands
Assael Akoya Pearl Necklace with 18K Yellow Gold Clasp. Kendall and Kylie Jenner in Pearls @dujourmedia on Instagram

Twenty-somethings Kendall and Kylie Jenner demonstrate the high-low mix of pearls with jeans and causal separates. Kendall is the supermodel of her generation, while Kylie became a cosmetics mogul at the tender age of 19. Fueled by their roles on two Bravo reality shows, their combined social media/influencer status is unprecedented.

Assael Bubble Ring. Olivia Palermo styles featuring pearl accessories and accents.
Olivia Palermo @oliviapalermo on Instagram. The Bubble Collection South Sea Pearl Ring, by Sean Gilson for Assael.

Thirty-one-year-old fashion/lifestyle blogger Olivia Palermo is a socialite, model and actress (MTV’s The City.) She’s also a style ambassador for Banana Republic and was named by The New York Post as the Best Dressed Woman on Page Six. Palermo’s eclectic style ranges from pearl-studded leather jackets to vintage pearl brooches.

Angelina Jolie for St. John photo courtesy of @stjohnknits on Instagram. Assael Abacus and XO Bangles and Forever Bangles
Angelina Jolie for St. John @stjohnknits on Instagram. Assael Contemporary Abacus and XO Bangles.

One of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, Angelina Jolie, 42, is also a filmmaker, author, humanitarian, and part-time jewelry designer. When she’s not wearing diamonds and emeralds on the red carpet, Jolie favors elegant cultured pearl studs and timeless strands.

Assael Bib Necklace. Viola Davis.
Assael Bib Necklace with Swan Clasp. Viola Davis @violadavis on Instagram.

Oscar- and Tony-winning actress Viola Davis, 52, wears pearls with a power suit for her role as criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder. In real life (real red carpet life, that is), she chooses a pearl statement necklace and diamond earrings.

Carolina Herrera. South Sea Baroque Pearl Opera Length Necklace.
Carolina Herrera @carolinaherrera on Instagram. Assael South Sea Baroque Pearl Opera Length Necklace.

Carolina Herrera, 78, is one of the fashion world’s most respected designers. She’s known for dressing First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump, plus scores of Best Dressed List VIPs. Originally from Venezuela, Herrera exhibits exceptional personal style, including her signature crisp white shirts, cinched waists, and ever-present South Sea pearls.