Often referred to as the 'Queen of Gems', pearls have been one of the most sought after jewels for centuries. Their mesmerising shimmering finish and timeless quality are perfectly exhibited on the neck, making the pearl necklace one of the most loved ways to wear this cherished stone. From long layered designs and multi-coloured clusters, to simple strings and minimalist pendants, the pearl necklace comes in an array of styles, which are tailored to endless trends and occasions. From timeless staple pieces to opulent works of art, this long admired classic is guaranteed to claim a fond spot in your jewellery box.
From the bold free-spirits of the 1920s to the mods of the 1960s, the pearl necklace has been a go-to accessory amongst some of the most loved fashion icons of our time. Opt for a simple string and wear it with a high necked little black dress to exude understated glamour, or pair it with a sharply tailored two piece for a vintage look. Layer pearl strings and drape them across the back for a standout look worthy of Coco Chanel herself, or stick to a simple long string and a choker necklace with a tea dress for some 1920s inspired charm. With embellishments and feathers looking to make a comeback, a pearl necklace will have the ideal opportunity to shine amidst oversized plumed coats, beaded dresses and jewelled jackets. Match yours with high necks of sheer lace and beaded velvet for a royalty inspired luxurious look.
Despite their place amongst the wardrobes of those with traditional tastes, the pearl necklace does have plenty of modern counterparts. Choose a simple floating pearl on a chain to add a sophisticated contemporary accent to this season's head to toe white look, or to bring a subtle touch of evening refinement to an androgynous daytime look, such as loose cut denim boyfriend trousers and a cropped white t-shirt. With ethereal textiles and deep sea inspired colours seeping their way into evening wear, multicoloured clusters of pearls are ideal for dazzling any special occasion. Wear your pearl necklace over a sheer plain blouse tucked into a sumptuous sea-toned chiffon maxi skirt for your own take on the trend.
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