The Pearl Revival: Ten Pearl Necklaces To Try Today

Pearls are back. From pearly nail designs to pearl-encrusted accessories, the natural gemstone is experiencing a revival in 2022.

While the timeless pearl is frequently worn on the red carpet, this year the gem is woven daily. Worn by A $ AP Rocky, Zendaya and Harry Styles, the pearl takes on a younger look thanks to its contemporary reinvention in jewelry. If you’re looking to jump into the “pearlcore” trend yourself, consider revisiting the gemstone in these edgy necklace designs.

Contrasting the timeless glamor of pearls with a more modern and edgy look is one way to incorporate the gem into everyday clothing. This necklace from Tiffany’s HardWear collection strikes the perfect balance with bold sterling silver links and a classic freshwater pearl necklace.

Image: Freshwater Pearl Necklace in Sterling Silver, A $ 3,700 | Source: Tiffany & Co.

Minimalist Pendants

A flashy display of pearls is not for everyone. If you tend to keep your accessories simple, clean, and minimal, a delicate chain and singular statement bead are the perfect way to incorporate the gemstone into your personal style. This simple pearl pendant from Perth jewelers, Linneys, achieves this minimalist look while showcasing the unique natural characteristics of the pearl.

Pearl pendant necklace
Image: Single pearl pendant, A $ 500 | Source: Linney

Organic textures

By nature, pearls come in a range of chandeliers and sizes, which means that each pearl is beautifully unique. If unique jewelry, organic shapes, and trendy pendants are your style, then a necklace like this might be for you. Set in a free-form design, this textured pendant showcases the baroque-shaped Australian South Sea pearl in all its glory, enhanced by stunning brilliant-cut diamonds set around the pearl.

Pearl pendant from Linneys organic
Image: Hand-carved pearl and diamond pendant, A $ 8,700 | Source: Linney

Half half

Another accessory trend we’ve seen in our Instagram feeds is the half-necklace design. Creating an elegant juxtaposition between two contrasting colors or materials, the half necklace is a great way to add a new interpretation of pearls to your look. This freshwater pearl and link chain design by Francesca gives you the best of both worlds.

Pearl and silver necklace
Image: Mae Pearl Necklace, A $ 149 | Source: Francesca

Charm pendants

Along with pearls, fancy pearl jewelry has also made a comeback, with many of us gravitating towards nostalgic fashion. If you are looking for playful or youthful charm pendants in your jewelry, a charming pearl pendant like this could be the perfect addition to your jewelry collection.

Shore Pearl Pendant Necklace
Image: Shore Pearl Necklace, A $ 189 | Source: Francesca

Small pearl necklace

A pearl necklace that will never go out of style is the classic pearl necklace; However, perhaps reducing the size of the pearls could make them a more timeless and versatile accessory. This little pearl necklace is perfect for layering or a subtle touch of pearl.

Small pearl necklace
Image: Small pearl necklace, A $ 135 | Source: Mejuri

Bead and coin charms

Offering a more bohemian-chic look, this pearl and coin style necklace. This antique style gold necklace is the perfect bohemian layering piece.

Coin and pearl charm necklace
Image: Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pearl and Coin Charm Necklace, A $ 299 | Source: Wallace Bishop

T bar

Ideal for those sporting more contemporary style pieces, the T-Bar necklace pairs perfectly with pearls, offering a modern and subtle gemstone style. This sterling silver T-necklace from Kailis features an Australian South Sea pearl.

pearl t necklace
Image: T-Bar Necklace, A $ 690 | Source: Kailis

Vintage glamor

Looking to incorporate some Breakfast at Tiffany glamor into your wardrobe? The vintage iteration of the classic pearl necklace could be for you. This pearl necklace from Diamonds and Pearls Perth features Akoya pearls and a simple silver clasp.

Akoya Pearl Necklace
Image: Akoya Pearls Strand 45CM, A $ 1,350 | Source: Diamonds and Pearls Perth

Pearl necklace

Another more contemporary take on the pearl necklace is the pearl choker. This Alighieri necklace takes on a “modern heritage” look with its gold-plated textured charm and set of shiny freshwater pearls.

Image: Alighieri La Calliope Gold Plated Pearl Necklace, A $ 472.40 A | Source: Net-A-Porter