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The Warm-Color Pearls to Pile On This Season


So ubiquitous is the pearl, consumers are seeking new ways to consume it. And jewelers are responding with pearl jewels in an array of designs and colors.

Pink, especially, is having a moment, in large part thanks to a certain blockbuster movie (our own Karen Dybis covered the influence of Margot Robbie and her Assael pearl necklace, worn to the U.K. premiere of Barbie, in September). Pink on pearl is an incredibly palatable look—a soft, sweet departure from the oft-seen white and cream.

Katey Walker pink pearl necklace
Detachable heart pendant necklace in 18k yellow gold with freshwater cultured pearls and 3 cts. t.w. white topaz, $6,995; Katey Walker
Anne Baker pink pearl ring
Blossoms ring in 18k yellow gold with pink freshwater pearl and pink sapphires, price on request; Anne Baker
Harwell Godfrey pearl Poppy pendant
Poppy pendant necklace set in 18k yellow gold with akoya pearl, 1.4 cts. t.w. demantoid garnet, 0.82 ct. t.w. yellow sapphire, and 2.13 cts. t.w. diamonds, $57,525; Harwell Godfrey
Nicole Rose double pearl earrings
Double pearl hanging earrings in 18k yellow gold with South Sea and freshwater pearls and 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,395; Nicole Rose
Jade Ruzzo Acoustic pearl necklace
Acoustic necklace in 18k yellow gold with pink pearls and pink tourmaline, price on request; Jade Ruzzo

In keeping with the warm-color theme, golden pearls (and even those with a brown or orangey hue) are drawing more attention from pearl lovers. They provide something the traditional white pearl simply doesn’t, without being so boisterously colorful that they can’t also be treated as a neutral tone.

Matara pearl hourglass earrings
Hourglass earrings in 18k yellow gold with cultured South Sea pearls, $4,495; Matara
Susan Gordon Flower Gaarden necklace
Flower Garden necklace in 20k rose gold with 12–16 mm golden South Sea pearls and 1.33 cts. t.w. diamonds, $50,000; Susan Gordon
Stella Flame pearl toi et moi ring
Daphne toi et moi ring in 18k yellow gold with golden akoya pearl, peridot, and diamonds, price on request; Stella Flame
Sheryl Lowe gold pearl necklace
Necklace with gold Tahitian pearls, $16,350; Sheryl Lowe
Assael golden pearl earrings
Detachable drop earrings in 18k rose gold with golden South Sea cultured pearls and 11.74 cts. t.w. fancy yellow diamonds, price on request; Assael

When pink and golden pearls are paired together, they evoke a sunset, warm and cheerful. Their color palette is prime for autumn and its crisp wardrobe hues—imagine them against a creamy sweater or a soft camel dress. It’s a divine style for the season, yet the pearls are bright for spring all the same, as evidenced by the floral pieces featured here.

Top: Necklace in 18k yellow gold with 11–14 mm golden South Sea pearls and 1.08 cts. t.w. diamonds, $35,300; Mastoloni

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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