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15 Cool Pearls for June and Beyond


I find joy in seeking out the latest birthstone jewels as each new month begins, though in the past, June always felt less exciting.

Don’t get me wrong—pearls are exquisite, classic, and most certainly a staple in anyone’s collection. But from this writer’s point of view, pictures of pearl strands were just that—pictures of pearl strands. You don’t see the luminescence of the gems, can’t experience the sensory joys of a cool line of pearls in your hands. It’s a bit boring, even if the actual product is not.

Ananya Celeste pearl earrings
Celeste earrings with pearls, enamel, and diamonds, price on request; Ananya
Katerina Marmagioli pearl ring
Tuberose ring in recycled yellow gold with freshwater Edison pearl, sky blue topaz, peridot, tsavorite, diamonds, and enamel, $3,500; Katerina Marmagioli
Nadine Aysoy Tsarina earrings
Tsarina Sun earrings in 18k yellow gold with 3.3 cts. t.w. yellow beryl, baroque pearls, 0.46 ct. t.w. brown diamonds, and 0.63 ct. t.w. white diamonds, $8,470; Nadine Aysoy
Rosa Van Parys Rockstar pearl necklace
Rockstar necklace in 18k yellow gold with akoya pearls, rhodolite, and diamonds, $66,450; Rosa Van Parys

The last several years, however, have shown us that pearls are playing a big part in visually stimulating pieces, thrilling even as photographs on a web page. And really, what else is there to say that hasn’t already been written?

Sarah Kobak unicorn pearl ring
Wearable Unicorn ring in 18k yellow gold with freshwater pearl, mint green tourmaline, and amethyst, €6,995 ($7,510); Sarah Kobak
Cicada pearl tiara
Tiara in platinum with natural pearls and 12 cts. t.w. diamonds, $143,650; Cicada Jewelry
White Space Andromeda pearl earrings
Andromeda ear jackets in 14k yellow gold with baroque pearls and 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $484; White/Space
Arman Sarkisyan pearl ring
Ring in 22k yellow gold and silver with freshwater cultured pearl and 1.22 cts. t.w. diamonds, $16,250; Arman Sarkisyan
Assael pearl and turquoise earrings
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with golden South Sea pearls and 28 cts. t.w. Sonoran turquoise, $14,000; Assael

I remember the moment pearls became something more—the gem everyone was talking about. Dior had just released its Mise en Dior pearl earrings in 2013—that much-replicated look in which a pearl sits on each side of the earlobe, the larger of the two in the back. Either pearls took off in a major way after that, or I was just more receptive to them. Regardless, I’ve been more open to pearls since and greatly rewarded in the creations that have come.

Hi June Parker Petal pearl charm pendant
Petal charm pendant in 14k yellow gold with baroque pearl and 0.37 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,645; Hi June Parker
Veniroe Only One ring
Only One ring in rhodium-plated 18k gold with Tahitian pearl, South Sea pearl, white and yellow sapphires, tsavorite, and diamonds, $9,300; Veniroe
Tariq Riaz pearl DNA earrings
DNA earrings in 18k rose gold with 102 natural akoya pearls, 16 natural keshi pearls, and emerald and turquoise beads, $11,078; Tariq Riaz
Colette pearl spike cuff
Spike cuff in 18k white gold with 18.9 cts. t.w. akoya pearls and diamonds, $13,398; Colette
Marlo Laz Je Porte Bonheur eternity ring
Je Porte Bonheur eternity ring in 14k yellow gold with pearl and diamonds, $6,400; Marlo Laz

These are just a handful of exciting members of the cool pearl gang.

Top: Iris earrings in 18k yellow gold with 2.27 cts. t.w. mandarin garnets, akoya pearls, and 0.6 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,900; Laura Gallon

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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