Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Not Your Grandmama's Pearls
For years, I have had a serious aversion to pearls. Pearls just screamed old-fashioned and stuffy to me. I received a strand of pearls as gift years ago, and I never felt like myself wearing it. Lately I have found a new love for pearls, and I have a designs that incorporate them in the works, and I have one that has several on it in my shop. I also have made a few purchases on Etsy from some shops I adore.
There are a lot of modern pearl options for anyone who likes pearls but wants an edgier twist to a piece of jewelry which incorporates pearls. Above is a necklace I adore from Organikx on Etsy. I own her Cottonwood Necklace as well and wear it quite frequently. In this article I am going to concentrate on the classic white pearl and all the lovely ways you can wear it and not feel like you picked up a piece of jewelry out of your grandmother's jewelry box. (if that isn't your thing).
Here you see a simple and modern option from JNicDesigns on Etsy. Beautiful depth with the oxidized and polished sterling silver.
I love this ultramodern design from sonyarasi on Etsy. This is also an example of a non oxidized piece and the bright silver finish on the silver and pearl are just stunning.
These lovelies are a dainty and modern option from ameami on Etsy.
I love these goregous earrings from stacieflorer on Esty. The oxidized wire wrap highlights the luminescent pearl perched in the middle. Gorgeous!
With a little exploring there are so many gorgeous and modern pearl options in jewelry, and I for one have a new appreciation for the beautiful little orb.