Clever Pearls



It seems to me that pearls are completely unavoidable at the moment—and not just in jewelry. Here’s a good example: I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair of leather sandals for summer and, as my list of contenders grows, a good portion of them are adorned with (faux) pearls (these are at the top of my list, in case you were wondering). It isn’t just shoes getting the treatment. Faux pearls are embellishing skirts, dresses, sweaters, hats—basically, if you can wear it, you can pearl it. And I like it. Primarily because there’s nothing overly proper or preppy about these fashions: They’re chic, sometimes a bit edgy, even. And that’s precisely how I like my pearl jewelry, too. So with an impending wardrobe chock full of pearls, it only makes sense to accessorize accordingly. To do just that, here are the pearl jewels I like best.

Alexis Barbeau pearl and tsavorite earrings | JCK On Your Market

Branch earrings in 14k yellow gold with baroque Tahitian pearls and 1.5 cts. t.w. tsavorite garnets, $3,500; Alexis Barbeau

Amrapali Navratna necklace | JCK On Your Market

Navratna multistrand necklace with gemstones and pearls, price on request; Amrapali

Amy Glaswand Luna Cosmo earrings | JCK On Your Market

Luna Cosmo earrings in 18k yellow gold with 5mm akoya pearls and 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,700; Amy Glaswand

Erica Courtney Perola ring | JCK On Your Market

Perola ring in platinum with baroque pearl, 0.69 ct. t.w. Paraiba tourmaline, and 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds, $24,000; Erica Courtney

Galatea Galaxia drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Galaxia earrings in 14k yellow gold with freshwater pearls and 0.95 ct. t.w. lab-created diamond drusy, $390; Galatea

Lali Jewelry freshwater pearl necklace | JCK On Your Market

Necklace in 14k yellow gold with freshwater pearls, $280; Lali Jewels

Pearl Collective spike curved earrings | JCK On Your Market

Curved spike earrings in sterling silver with 7 mm–10 mm freshwater pearls, $525; Pearl Collective

Yvel pearl link bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Satin Sea Pearl bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 14 mm—16 mm freshwater keshi pearls, $4,496; Yvel

A and Z Pearls akoya earrings | JCK On Your Market

Threader earrings in 14k yellow gold with Japanese akoya pearls, $600; A&Z Pearls


  • RJC

    Those galaxia earrings look like Christmas tree ornaments with half the glitter rubbed off. Sorry.