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Vegas Must-Haves #1: Creative Approaches Give Pearls a Modern Presence

Forget the prim-and-proper looks of the past.

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Heading out to Vegas for Jewelry Week? Here are some of the trends we are predicting you will see and that you might want to bring into your store. Some have been going strong for a few seasons, while others have been evolving for a couple of years. All are popular from the red carpet to the ready-to-wear runways to the jewelry design studios. So, why not try your luck with this trend or the others we will be showing?

Pearls have dusted off their preppy and/or prim and proper image for a more creative approach to rare and exceptional-quality pearls. Today’s South Sea, Tahitian, baroque and Akoya pearls come out of their conventional shell with a fanciful, feminine, edgy or rough-hewn appeal. Designers create pieces with a modern presence and a more personalized approach that is far from the traditional looks of the past.

Gal Gadot wearing Tiffany & Co at the Met Gala 2019 for the exhibition “Camp: Notes On Fashion” Photo: Shutterstock

Mindi Mond pearl and diamond Spoke Earrings. mindimondny.com
$32,000

Nikos Koulis White gold necklace with white diamonds and silver pearls. Nikoskoulis.gr

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Nouvel Heritage 18k gold Double Pearl Lace ring with diamonds. nouvelheritage.com
$3840

Colette 18K gold pearl fan earrings with black and white diamonds. colettejewelry.com
$22,000

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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