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The Casual Elegance of Pearls Paired With Yellow Gold


Pearls are having a renaissance like no other. For at least the past three years, the gems—be they freshwater or saltwater, akoya, Tahitian or South Seas—have been the belles of the jewelry ball. (It should go without saying that we’re talking almost exclusively about the cultured variety.)

Pair pearls with diamonds for a blingtastic look, and they are the epitome of sophistication. Set them in yellow gold, however, and something funny happens: Pearls assume the warmth of the precious metal, and with it, its casual elegance.

That’s the spirit that guided us in curating the pearl jewels featured above and below. Casual and elegant, if occasionally fierce, these pearls are perfect for those born in June (pearl is one of the month’s birthstones) and just about everyone else, too.

Mikimoto V Code earrings
V Code earrings in 18k yellow gold with akoya cultured pearls, $2,200; Mikimoto
Harwell Godfrey butterfly ring
Mini butterfly ring in 18k gold with pearls, diamonds, and mother-of-pearl, $7,950; Harwell Godfrey
Jade Ruzzo Louise Earrings
Louise earrings in 18k gold with pearls and moonstones, $8,800; Jade Ruzzo
Mateo Baroque pearl pendant
Baroque pearl pendant in 14k gold with bezel-set diamonds, $760; Mateo
Imperial Pearl earrings
Earrings in 14k gold with pearls and diamonds, $725; Imperial
Kismet by Milka bracelet
Ariel’s Jewels bracelet in 18k “Roslow” gold (mix of yellow and rose gold) with diamonds and pearls, $1,035; Kismet by Milka
Matara earrings
Signature Pyramid of Pearl Hourglass earrings in 18k yellow gold with golden pearls, $4,485; Matara Studio
Retrouvai ring
Modern Love pearl ring in 14k yellow gold, price on request; Retrouvaí

Top: Ear pin in 18k gold with Tahitian pearls, $2,730; Nomis

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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