Pearls

A Deep Dive into Varieties, Availability, Pricing and Top Trends

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Editor’s Letter, Pearls 2018: Ocean’s Heaven

Ready for a pearls trip? Welcome to JCK’s first annual pearl supplement, celebrating a gem like no other. That’s because for all their enduring appeal, pearls are the anomalies of the jewelry world. Unlike most gemstones, which are mined from the earth, pearls are derived from living creatures known as mollusks. They owe their signature…

Cultured Club: A Deep Dive Into Pearl Varieties, Availability & Pricing

Our snapshot of the pearl market tells you everything you need to know about characteristics, pricing, and availability   Pearls have upped their game in recent seasons, going from traditional and classic to trendy and chic. Both supply and demand have risen—presenting opportunities and challenges for retailers who want to capitalize on their popularity while…

Runway Report: Pearl Spotting at the Fall 2018 Fashion Shows

You weren’t seeing things: Pearls were ubiquitous during the fall-winter 2018 runway shows   As Jackie Kennedy once said, “Pearls are ­always appropriate.” Who knew that decades later fashion ­designers would still be following that maxim? From New York to Paris to London, the fall 2018 runways were ­practically awash in pearls: Michael Kors’ girls…

Pearls! Pearls! Pearls! This Season’s Lust-Worthy, Lustrous Trends

You’re always fully stocked with white studs and Jackie Kennedy–style triple strands, but what do you need to keep pearl lovers on trend this season? JCK has you covered.   It may seem counterintuitive to consider pearl jewelry in the context of fashion trends—after all, a string of pearls is a perennial classic, regardless of what’s…