Pearls Are Back In Style - How To Wear Yours

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You may think trends come and go but let us tell you, they are experts at coming right back around again and being a bigger hit than they were the first time!

And guess who's back, back again?

No, it's not Slim Shady...

Remember the demure elegance of pearls, those luminous orbs that whispered sophistication? 

Well, hold onto your...we could say pearls, but... hats, because they're strutting back into the spotlight!

That's right, the fashion world might be ever-changing and full of surprises, but it never forgets true class, and pearls are certainly the epitome of that.

But here's the exciting part: although pearls are enjoying a significant revival, incorporating them into your modern wardrobe is not a tricky puzzle, not by any means!

We'll explore the wonderful realm of pearls, highlighting how you can blend these classic beauties into your everyday style.

From traditional pearl strands to innovative, edgy designs, we're here to help you navigate this pearl renaissance.

So, fashion enthusiasts, fasten your seatbelts; it's time to dive into the opalescent ocean of pearls...

First of all, why pearls?

There's something inherently captivating about pearls.

Their exquisite luminosity, the way they seem to capture and refract light in a soft, alluring glow - it's almost as if they're holding a tiny piece of the moon.

But their appeal extends beyond mere aesthetics.

Pearls have long been a symbol of elegance and refinement.

In fact, they were once so revered that only royalty and the elite could afford them.

Wearing pearls is not just about exuding sheer style; it's an homage to a timeless tradition of sophistication and elegance that has wowed for centuries.

Moreover, every pearl is unique, formed organically within the silent depths of the sea.

Each carries its story, etched in unique shapes, sizes, and colors.

Wearing a pearl is like wearing a piece of natural art - an art that requires no human intervention but takes years to perfect.

Interestingly, pearls also resonate with both men and women.

While traditionally associated with feminine elegance, pearls are increasingly embraced in men's fashion, providing a touch of sophistication and novelty to masculine aesthetics.

Whether embedded in cufflinks, gracing tie pins, or accentuating a ring, pearls add a dash of class to men's jewelry.

The History of Pearl Jewelry

Journey with us back through the winding ages, where pearls have always sparkled with a touch of mystique and allure.

The ancient Greeks spun tales of pearls as divine teardrops, while the Romans, spellbound by their beauty, wore them as badges of power and prosperity.

Donning pearls wasn't just a fashion statement. It was a flashing billboard of wealth and prestige.

Flash-forward to medieval times in Europe, and pearls became the crowning jewel in the nobleman's cap, quite literally!

The jewel was so esteemed that laws were whipped up to reserve pearls for society's crème de la crème.

Ah, the lengths folks went to for a splash of opulence!

Zoom into the Renaissance, and pearls were still the go-to bling for kings, queens, and the fancy pants of society.

One peek at portraits of Queen Elizabeth I swathed in swathes of pearls, and you'll know these gems were the big-league players of their time.

Leapfrog to the 20th century, and the story of pearls takes a democratic turn.

Thanks to the brainwave of Kokichi Mikimoto and his cultured pearls, the magic of these marine gems floated from royal courts right into everyday wardrobes.

Style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy played fairy godmothers, transforming the humble pearl necklace into every woman's must-have accessory.

And let's not forget the gents! From adorning the regalia of emperors to making waves in the 21st-century fashion scene – thanks to trailblazers like Pharrell Williams and Harry Styles – pearls have proven their sartorial savviness isn't confined to just one gender.

In a shell, the history of pearl jewelry is a saga of timeless charm and transformation.

From the hallowed status of divine tears to a symbol of everyday elegance, pearls have navigated the tides of time, casting their spell on style enthusiasts across the spectrum.

Whether you're a prince, a pop star, or a party-goer, the enchanting allure of pearls is truly for everyone!

What does pearl jewelry say about a person?

When someone chooses pearl jewelry, they are making a statement that transcends the world of fashion.

To don pearl pieces is to communicate a sense of elegance and timeless class, an appreciation for the finer things in life.

It hints at a person's respect for history and tradition, yet also their desire to remain current and fashionable.

Wearing pearl jewelry isn't just a style choice, it's a lifestyle declaration.

It portrays a love for nature, an acknowledgment of the marvel that nature has bestowed upon us.

But at the same time, it suggests an understanding of luxury.

Pearls are formed slowly, over time, mirroring the journey of the individual who wears them.

There's a depth to them that reflects the depth of character in their wearer.

Pearls have a quiet charm about them; they don't scream for attention but subtly capture it, much like the individuals who wear them.

Those who favor pearls often tend to value subtlety over flamboyance, sophistication over extravagance, and authenticity over pretense.

Can I wear pearls with anything?

Absolutely! The versatility of pearls is part of their enduring appeal.

They can elevate any outfit, be it a sleek evening gown, a crisp suit, or a simple jeans-and-tee combo.

Pearls add a touch of elegance to casual attire and enhance the sophistication of formal ensembles.

Think of pearls as your style chameleons.

They're equally at home on a red-carpet event as they are at a casual brunch. And let's not forget the increasing trend of men accessorizing with pearls.

A pearl tie pin or a pearl-embellished watch can elevate a man's ensemble, providing a dash of sophistication.

So, yes! Break those rules, and rock your pearls with anything and everything.

Shopping for Pearl Jewelry

Embarking on the quest for pearl jewelry, are we? 

Prepare for a journey of discovery and style, my friends.

First things first, let's talk pearl types - we're dealing with the fabulous four here: freshwater, Akoya, South Sea, and Tahitian.

Each of these lustrous lovelies has its unique vibe, so get to know them before picking your pearl partner.

Second on the agenda is color.

Oh, the spectrum of shades pearls parade!

From the timeless elegance of white to the daring drama of black, pretty-in-pink, glimmering gold, and even pearls that can't make up their minds and go for a multicolored look.

Pick a shade that harmonizes with your skin tone and wardrobe, and you're golden.

On to size – a pearl's not just a pearl, you see.

Smaller ones whisper elegance, while their larger siblings shout out your style.

The size should resonate with your fashion mantra – quiet elegance or loud and proud?

Don't forget to wear your detective glasses and inspect the pearl's luster, shape, and surface quality.

A top-drawer pearl will reflect light like a shiny new car, boast a round and proud shape, and have minimal blemishes on its surface.

Last, but not least, shop smart.

Enlist a trustworthy jeweler, like us folks at Ben Garelick.

We're not just about selling pearls – we're about matching every customer with their perfect pearl piece, handcrafted with love and an eye for detail.

So, buckle up, future pearl connoisseurs; your style is about to hit a high note. Pearl shopping has never been this fun!

How to style different pearl jewelry

Pearl Necklaces:

There’s something undeniably enchanting about a string of pearls gracefully adorning the neckline.

The simple elegance of a pearl necklace makes it a versatile accessory that can be styled in numerous ways.

Wear a single strand of pearls with a little black dress for an Audrey Hepburn-inspired look, dripping with timeless sophistication.

Or try layering multiple strands of varying lengths for a modern, fashion-forward ensemble.

Don't be afraid to mix and match colors, either. A blend of white, pink, and gray pearls can create an intriguing visual depth.

And for the gentlemen, consider a pearl pendant on a chain. It's a subtle nod to the pearl trend that adds a touch of uniqueness to any outfit.

Pearl Earrings:

Pearl earrings are a classic staple in any jewelry collection.

Studs, drops, hoops – the options are endless, and each brings a unique vibe.

Pearl studs are a perfect choice for everyday elegance.

They add a refined touch to any outfit, from professional workwear to casual weekend looks.

Pearl drop earrings or chandeliers can provide an extra dose of glamor for special occasions or formal events.

Guys, a single pearl earring can give your style an edgy yet classy flair. Think Johnny Depp on a red carpet!

Pearl Bracelets:

Pearl bracelets add a delicate, feminine touch to any look.

For a classic, elegant style, wear a single strand of pearls.

It pairs beautifully with a sheath dress for an office setting, or a floral summer dress for a brunch date.

For a more contemporary feel, stack several pearl bracelets of different sizes and colors.

Pair it with jeans, a breezy blouse, and ankle boots for a chic, relaxed look.

Remember, the rules of fashion are there to be played with.

Pearls are no exception. So go on, experiment and let your pearl jewelry showcase your personal style.

The world is your oyster, and you're the pearl!

A Pearl in the Ocean of Luxury

Pearls are an enduring symbol of elegance and sophistication.

Their versatility and timeless appeal make them a perfect accessory for all, crossing the lines of gender, age, and style.

They whisper of history and class, while also embodying a trendy and modern aesthetic.

Whether you're rocking a simple pearl necklace at a black-tie affair, making a statement with layered strands for a night out, or accentuating your everyday look with pearl studs, the style possibilities are infinite.

And remember, the perfect pearl jewelry piece isn't just about the trend, but also about what resonates with your personality and style.

Head over to Ben Garelick's to explore our stunning pearl collections and find the piece that speaks to you.

Emerge with confidence, knowing that you're wearing not just a jewelry piece, but a legacy.

Visit us at our Buffalo, NY store today. Not nearby?

Not to worry - chat with our jewelry experts online 24/7, call us on (716) 631-1584, or text (716) 574-0966.

Let’s find you the perfect pearls to add to your wardrobe!

Peter Manka Jr

Peter Manka Jr. - Owner at Ben Garelick

Peter Manka Jr. is a passionate member of the family business who joined Ben Garelick in the early 2000s after working in product licensing for Sesame Workshop & The Jim Henson Company for many years. He obtained a degree in diamonds and jewelry from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in order to sharpen his jewelry skills. He takes great pride in providing exceptional customer service and helping clients find the perfect piece of jewelry.

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