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14 Unexpected Pearl Pieces To Update Your Jewelry Collection

Pearls, but make it 2021.

by Ryan Gale and Jacquelyn Greenfield
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Wearing a string of pearls in this day and age isn’t the most conventional thing to do. With gold dainty layering necklaces and iced-out rings not going anywhere anytime soon, these longtime jewelry trends have left very little room for pearls — until now.

Sure enough, pearls have slowly but surely made a comeback into the hearts of jewelry lovers and with a modern-day update, too. Earlier in 2020, we saw music's most stylish men, from Harry Styles to A$AP Rocky, stepping out with strands of pearls around their necks, taking a once '50s housewife staple and turning it into high fashion. Not to mention the world absolutely stopped back in December of 2020 when Ariana Grande announced her engagement to Dalton Gomez via Instagram with a stunning diamond ring accented with a freshwater pearl, which caused an even bigger popularity spike for pearl-studded jewelry. Plus, with Netflix's latest hit Bridgerton, whose costumes almost always feature a string of pearls, this beloved accessory is still getting its much-deserved spotlight through the new year.

Below, you'll find our favorite pearl pieces, from necklaces to rings and everything in between, that will either make you feel like a Regency-era debutante or at least impress Styles himself.

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