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.


  1. Great post! I too have an aversion to pearls, but find myself liking them more when used in a more modern, updated design.

  2. Wow Jen, thank you so much for the mention of my etsy shop! I so agree, I have a serious addiction to pearls, a girl can't ever have enough pearls!!

  3. I am starting to really like pearls...this is an interesting post! The best, I think, are the first set of earrings..


  4. pearls are so classic, nice post


  5. Thank you so much for mentioning me in your posting Jen! Those are some absolutely wonderful pieces! I probably have about 10 pair of white pearl earrings - I just love them! I don't think you can ever go wrong w/ a white shirt, jeans and pearls! ;)

  6. Thank you for mentioning my necklace!What a suprise!

  7. I've been experimenting w/pearls as well lately...sold one pair out of my shop. These are gorgeous examples. So long Mrs. Cleaver!

  8. I love JNic's work and have a couple pairs of her earrings.
    I love the weave in those earrings by stacieflorer!

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