earls, June’s birthstone, have long been associated with characteristics such as purity, sweetness and innocence. Wearing pearls, as lore goes, can bring one inner calm, peace and an overall sense of well-being. While all of these things may be true, they bring to mind a regular ole strand of pearls or a pair of button pearl earrings. I’m not gonna lie, I do love a classic strand of pearls. About twenty years ago, I had the opportunity to wear a strand of borrowed South Sea pearls to a jewelry industry event and I can still recall how their glow made me feel all…glowy, inside and out! (“Glowy” being a technical term used to describe the feelings pearls can evoke in the wearer, obviously.) Yet I’ll admit, I’ve always filed pearls away in my mental jewelry box as “special occasion” jewelry.
In recent years, however, pearls have been experiencing a renaissance.Jewels by MOKSH
In recent years, however, pearls have been experiencing a renaissance. Re-interpreted and reimagined by heritage and avant-garde brands alike, pearls no longer convey purity, sweetness and innocence, but rather, they bring to mind descriptors like sexy, edgy and seductive. COUTURE 2023 was home to an explosion of fabulous pearl jewelry. From unique combinations with other colored gemstones to flirty rings to intricately woven seed pearls to elegant cocktail rings to pieces that convey a sense of “quiet luxury” to imaginative strands, these pieces will make you fall in love with pearls all over again!