The Edit: 12 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls

The classic bauble is staging a major comeback.


Okay, maybe “comeback” is a bit of a misnomer because pearls never really left, but this season’s new styles are so much better than the boring studs and strands of yesteryear. From ultra-modern minimalist collars to diamond-dotted ear cuffs, these aren’t your grandma’s pearls. (Unless your grandma loves Lanvin. In which case, yay granny!)

[1] Rosantica Fresh Water Pearl Multi-Strand Necklace, $775 at Net-a-Porter. [2] Satomi Kawakita Twin Pearl Studs, $265 at General Store. [3] Maria Francesca Pepe Heart and Pearl Cuff, $338 at Intermix. [4] Triangular Faux Pearl Earrings, $3.90 at Forever 21. [5] Gold Philosophy Orbited Pearl Ring, $198 at Anthropologie. [6] Pearl and Stone Earrings, $17.90 at Zara. [7] Nineteen Pieces Pearl Palm Cuff, $108 at Free People. [8] Vita Fede Double Titan Earrings, $540 at Shopbop. [9] Ryan Storer Rose Gold-Plated Swarovski Pearl Necklace, $290 at Net-a-Porter. [10] Jennie Kwan Stack Diamond and Pearl Ring, $1,665 at Catbird. [11] Lulu Frost Winged Arrow Earrings, $168 at J.Crew. [12] Lanvin Palaite Collar Necklace, $1,285 at Barneys New York.