Instagram is a home to all things sparkly—so much so, that sometimes you don’t even even need to use KiraKira+. But, the jewelry trend we’re seeing take over the social media app lately actually has nothing to do with diamonds, rhinestones, or crystals. In fact, it’s all about pearls—but not the ones you’re used to.
Sure, everything in fashion is cyclical, but pearls are proof that a trend never returns in quite the same way. 2018’s version of pearls doesn’t involve any simple strands or stud earrings. From pleasingly odd shapes to unique colors and fun, beaded pairings, designers like Paris-based Safu and New York’s Joanna Serven are making pearl jewelry that’s the opposite of prim-and-proper.
If you thought you’d never be the pearl type, think again. The unconventional pieces below will have you rethinking the classic altogether.
Timeless Pearly Perla Pearl & Stone Necklace, $349 at MatchesFashion.com.
Safu Midlight Love Earrings,
$125.17 $62.59 at Safu.
WALD Berlin Smilie Dude Pearl Bracelet, €119 at WALD Berlin.
Valet Studio Bella Earrings in Amber, $149 at Valet Studio.
Stone and Strand Pearl Open Huggie, $70 at Stone and Strand.
Luiny Pearla Drop Earrings, $90 at Luiny.