The timeless style of pearls speaks this year to stability-minded consumers who've been frazzled both emotionally and economically during the past 13 months. The natural beauty of these gems is reminiscent of a simpler age when the likes of Princess Grace and Jackie Kennedy were style icons. And thanks to their beauty, history, and quiet sophistication, pearl fashions never quite go out of style. A favorite in all categories—from South Sea bombshells to affordable freshwater delights—pearl cocktail rings this season are as classic a style as ever, yet excitingly modern with innovative design. Cocktail rings offer women a wide range of self-expression while embracing the subtle and classically feminine clothes that fashion has presented for fall and winter.