With a very simple, traditional style, I wear an heirloom pearl necklace nearly everyday. It is such a great complement to any outfit! I’m looking for an update, though, to my jewelry wardrobe. What are some modern interpretations? I prefer longer necklaces, but I’d love to add a dozen or so new pieces that really pop. Love your blog, by the way… it’s the first I scan to in my Google reader.
While a pearl necklace is a Washington, D.C. fashion staple, I’ve never really warmed up to the traditional Jackie Kennedy look. Luckily for me jewelry designers are lifting the humble pearl from its staid strands and using other materials to give the iridescent gemstone a new identity. Here are some pearl necklaces that are both pretty and modern.
This necklace mixes pearls, cut glass and linked chains to create a piece that will make even the most basic outfits less boring.
This necklace is perfect for those of us who like a few pearls mixed in with our sparkle.
This necklace adds a single black bow for a bit of SATC chic. If you want to jazz up a necklace you already own, buy a brooch or pin from an antique store and add it to the strands with some thread.
The pearls, wrapped in black lace, are in the gemstone witness protection program.
If you’re a pearl purist, you can still achieve a modern look by mixing pearls of different sizes.