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Pearls on Parade

Beloved of Venus, Coco Chanel, Jackie O and Cleopatra, the pearl’s appeal endures.

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THERE’S A REASON that pearls have been the most iconic example of high-class luxury for hundreds of years: their lustrous lure is eternal. Historically reserved for empresses, doyennes and goddesses, today the creamy beauty of pearls is accessible to customers seeking every style, price point and category.

Golden South Sea pearl jewelry in 18K yellow gold from Jewelmer’s Les Classiques collection is modeled by Solenn Heussaff, including bangle, $3,860; ring, $2,250; earrings, $5,550; and necklace, $57,230. Contact Franck Ferrari at [email protected]. PHOTOGRAPHER: BJ Pascual.

New Classics

These styles are the modern incarnation of what everyone has always loved about pearl jewelry. The epitome of elegance with a contemporary — but still timeless — edge. Each one of these versatile treasures will go with 99.9 percent of any jewelry lover’s wardrobe.

Quality Gold

14K yellow gold pin with freshwater cultured pearl.

$544

(513) 642-2446, qgold.com

Elisa Ilana Jewelry

Black rhodium over sterling silver chain with black spinel and a carved black Tahitian pearl.

$1,062

(402) 926-3479, elisailana.com

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Ray Griffiths

18K yellow gold South Sea pearl ring with diamonds.

$7,990

(212) 689-7209, raygriffiths.com

Anzie

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls and topaz.

$450

(888) 341-2604, anzie.com

Susanne Klevorick

14K rose gold earrings with pink pearls and rose zircons.

$4,450

(646) 662-2110, susanneklevorick.com

Joryel Vera Collections

Sterling silver earrings with pearls, blue topaz and 14K yellow gold.

$260

(561) 508-2945, joryelverawholesale.com

Barbela Design

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls.

$580

(212) 682-0834, barbeladesign.com

Galatea

14K white gold necklace with pearl and druzy.

$360

(951) 202-1227, galateausa.com

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E.L. Designs by Ed Levin Studio

14K yellow gold bracelet with freshwater button pearl.

$1,760

(800) 828-1122, eldesigns.com

Pretty Pioneers

These irresistibly fresh designs represent the latest developments of the pearl revolution. These beauties aren’t just creative; they’ll make you revise your opinion of what a pearl can do. Perfect for tastemakers, trendsetters and those who hunger to disrupt the status quo.

Assael

Platinum earrings with aquamarine (14.74 TCW), black jade (4.39 TCW), and South Sea cultured pearls.

$48,000

(212) 819-0060, assael.com

Hi June Parker Fine Jewelry

14K yellow gold ring with baroque pearls.

$1,400

(917) 865-3533, hijuneparker.com

Leslie Paige Jewelry

14K yellow gold necklace with pearl.

$1,100

(949) 683-6459, lesliepaigejewelry.com

Joie DiGiovanni

14K yellow gold necklace with a baroque freshwater pearl and rainbow sapphires.

$3,080

(215) 987-5660, joiedigiovanni.com

Andrea Gutierrez

Cuff bracelet in leather with sterling silver clasp and freshwater pearls.

$450

andreagutierrezjewelry.com

Little H

14K yellow gold earrings with freshwater pearls, turquoise, rubies, and seed pearls.

$1,500

(424) 349-8203, littlehjewelry.com

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Rachel Quinn

14K yellow gold and sterling silver earrings with Keshi pearls and white topaz drops.

$540

(646) 345-0816, rachelquinn.com

Alex Sepkus

18K yellow gold necklace with faceted pearls, 18K yellow gold beads, and diamonds.

$52,995

(212) 391-8466, alexsepkus.com

Artistry LTD

14K yellow gold earrings with pearls.

$376

(888) 674-3250, artistrylimited.com

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.

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