How to Wear Pearls with Modern Style

When you were younger, you may have found pearls in your mother’s jewelry box, reserved for special occasions.

It’s possible you even dreamt of wearing those prized pearl earrings or that pearl necklace on your wedding day or to a black-tie event.

Pearls — unique gemstones from the sea that require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their natural allure — have long been a highly sought-after and valuable gem that add elegance and intrigue to any look.

Because of that, pearl jewelry is making a big come back in everyday style and fashion. And rightfully so. 

So, it’s no surprise  the days of wearing pearl jewelry solely for special occasions are behind us.

People are currently wearing pearl earrings, necklaces, and bracelets to bring an element of class and a bit of vintage style to their everyday look.

It is also becoming more common for brides to wear pearls on their wedding day — even if they aren’t the ones she found as a child.

Pearl Jewelry for Weddings

The classic dream of wearing pearls on your wedding day can still come true and styling the jewelry has never been easier.

Traditions that Live On

Before the 1900s, pearls were extremely rare.

Before then, pearls were only available to royalty or the extremely wealthy. There were dynasties and cultures with rules that prohibited pearls being worn by anyone other than their rulers.

Even though pearls are more common today, pearl jewelry still offers a bit of traditional appeal with the natural beauty of an organic gem.

Finding the Perfect Pearl Jewelry for You

Each bride has a unique sense of style, and wedding jewelry should be a reflection of that, including the type of gemstone worn and how it’s worn.

Pearls can be worn in a variety of ways to compliment the wedding gown, as well as the veil or other accessories, all working in favor of the bride’s comfort, confidence, and beauty.

woman in white dress holding pearl drop earrings in her right hand before wedding ceremony

If the gown has a higher neckline, the bride can accentuate her face with a beautiful pair of pearl earrings.

A pearl necklace is the perfect way to compliment a wedding gown that accentuates a bride’s shoulders — such as a halter neckline, or an off-the-shoulder gown.

When people think about pearl necklaces for wedding jewelry, they tend to think of the traditional pearl necklace — a single- or double-strand of white pearls.

But don’t be afraid to mix it up!

Black pearls can stand out against your white dress and are the perfect blend of traditional and modern. Brides can feel confident wearing colored pearls, black pearls, white pearls, or even a combination.

Even a necklace with a single pearl can be the perfect accessory to complete your wedding look.

pearl drop necklace with gold chain on neck of woman with short black hair

Pearls on your wedding day are a great way to accentuate your wedding dress and customize your jewelry to represent your style.

Pearls for Everyday Styling

If you’ve ever wondered how to wear a pearl necklace casually, or any piece of pearl jewelry, it can be quite easy and fun to do.

Pearls can add a touch of elegance and vintage appeal to any outfit for most any occasion, or no occasion at all.

Whether you are running errands, going to the office, or getting dressed for a party, pearls can upgrade your outfit in a variety of ways regardless of what style you’re going for.

Pearls in the Office

Having to pick out several different outfits a week for work can grow tiresome.

If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry to elevate your office wardrobe, pearls are a perfect option.

Timeless and easy on the eyes, pearls are easy to blend with, yet refined enough to add a dignified presence. Pearls mean business.

 designer Gabriel & Co. yellow gold diamond encrusted ring with separated band and pearl on one end

For work, simple pearls are perfect.

A dainty pearl necklace or a pair of pearl earrings will go with any outfit, whether you are wearing a professional business suit or a cute blouse.

Less is more when it comes to pearls, so simple pearls are the way to go for an office setting.

Pearls for the Party

When dressing up for a party, jewelry can give your outfit the “wow factor” you desire.

If your outfit is understated, a strand or two of pearls can make your outfit pop.

A solid-colored dress will pair wonderfully with pearls, creating a simple and classic look.

If your ensemble is bright or bold, choose a demurer pearl necklace to balance your outfit with your jewelry.

Finding Pearls You’ll Love in Upstate New York

If you’re looking for the perfect pearls to complete a specific look, or just to add some flare to your everyday jewelry game, but are not sure where to start, asking your jeweler for assistance is a great first step.

Trusting a local jeweler to assess your style and jewelry preference can save you time and help you to branch out to try new things as well.

Of course, the experts at Hannoush Jewelers in both Clifton Park and Albany, New York, can help you with this, and any other jewelry need you may run into.

Contact, call, or stop by any time and get the help you need when you need it.