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Trend Alert: Classic Pearls with Contemporary Twists

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Incorporate these fashionable spins into an original style

Of all the gems, classic pearls are perhaps the most mysterious. Because they’re abundant today, it’s hard for us to imagine natural pearls as uncommon, particularly those of any size. But in fact, pearls are so rare that for millennia they were the most coveted gems. So much so that the supply couldn’t meet the demands of kings and queens who prized them above all else.

Today, the beauty, appeal, and style of classic pearls — whether freshwater or saltwater — finds its way into almost every woman’s wardrobe. Subtle, luxurious pearls boast multiple personalities that suit the many customers who choose them. These wardrobe staples have resurfaced with contemporary twists to charm a new generation. JCK News declares new-age pearl designs as a defining trend of 2017 and beyond saying, “designers are pushing themselves to find an edgy way to wear these gemstones.” See how we spin classic pearls into the spotlight with these stylish designs.


A Modern Spin on Timeless Studs

Pearl studs are essential to any young woman’s wardrobe. If she owns nothing else, she likely has a pair of these simple, refined adornments. Take a step beyond classic studs with these fancy earrings featuring fresh details.

Make a Statement with Pearl Earrings

Again, JCK says bold statement earrings are all the rage. Try these pearl drop earrings or ear climbers that merge striking style with time-honored sophistication.

The Bypass Trend Featuring Classic Pearls

Bypass rings have been around since at least the 1830s, with their graceful, twisted design wrapping around the finger. The curves and twists surrounding classic pearls give these rings an elegant look, while staying modern and sleek.

Lateral Pearls

We’ve seen how popular pearl strands can be. Now take their linear arrangement and apply it to rings, necklaces, and bangles for a refreshing, trendy look.


How to Take Care of Pearls

What’s the best advice to give customers to keep their beautiful? Wear them frequently to enhance their luster and color. If you store them in a hot, airless environment, they can dry and crack. After each wearing, they should be wiped with a damp cloth to remove hairspray or other damaging chemicals.



Still can’t get enough pearls? Check out our Pearl Center for detailed info on everything you wanted to know about pearls. And don’t forget to share these stories with your customers. The more storytelling you can share with them, the better!


Erika Happe

I've been with Stuller since 2014 • Born & raised in the home of the St. Louis Cardinals • Proud University of Dayton Flyer • Top bucket list item: step foot on every continent • I’d be lost without my Havanese & Great Dane puppies • If it involves pizza, French fries, or ice cream…count me in!