Pearls are no longer seen as the jewelry staple for Grandma only – in the last decade pearls started to gain popularity with women from all walks of life, both rich and poor, both young and old. With an abundance of quality pearls available at affordable prices, and set in interesting designs, pearls became sought-after across the world.
We’re especially excited about the new trends that champion uniqueness and individuality. Here are some of the trends we believe would influence fashion in the next couple of years.
It’s no secret that we love baroque pearls – a unique type of pearl that became popular in recent years, after being shunned as imperfect. Now, we celebrate imperfection.
Baroque pearls are pearls that aren’t perfectly round but rather take up interesting and unexpected shapes. It reflects the unpredictable nature of the process of pearl formation, just like human experiences and growth are unpredictable.Baroque pearls give jewelry designers a chance to experiment with creative designs, and pearl fans love it because they can wear one-of-a-kind pieces.
Here is a selection of pearl jewelry designs sporting baroque pearls:
Apart from jewelry designed with baroque pearls, other irregular shapes and designs have become popular as well. These include:
Here are a few examples of irregular, on-trend jewelry:
Although white pearls are still popular, designs using colored pearls have become more sought-after recently:
Here are a few color-rich designs that we love:
A surprising development we’ve seen in the last couple of years is that more men are choosing to wear pearl jewelry. Traditionally, men stuck with more masculine materials like metal and robust gemstones, but pearls are becoming a hot new option.
Designers like Gucci and Dior spearheaded this new trend and celebrities like Harry Styles and Shawn Mendes are often seen donning pearl jewelry. Mikimoto recently designed a range specifically for men, in collaboration with fashion brand Commes des Garçons.
Tahitian pearls in darker colors like black, gray, and purple are popular, as well as designs including leather and dark metals.
Although we don’t specifically cater to men, here are some of our more masculine pearl jewelry designs:
What all these trends have in common is that they’re breaking away from what is traditionally accepted from pearl jewelry. You can make your own rules and pick unique designs that speak to your soul. And if you don’t see a trend here that you like, why not start your own?