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How to Wear Pearls

How to Wear Pearl Necklaces

June 2021

Pearls Are Always a Good Idea

A wonder of the natural world, real pearls are a true forever favorite. With endless style and grace, yet a modern, beautifully minimalist sensibility, these lustrous treasures bring an ethereal light wherever they go. 

Here are our favorite ways to wear these timeless beauties.


Pearls for Every Day of the Week

Making pearls an everyday go-to means tapping into their now and forever feeling. Pearls have been cherished for thousands of years, but all it takes is a little imagination to make them feel new again. Reinventing iconic styles like mini crosses in ultrafine gems like pearls turn necklaces and earrings into the wear-it-with-everything accessories you’ll reach for day and night.

Pearls for Day

For a daytime event, pearls bring their big beautiful brightness without being over-the-top. We love them for their luster - pearls shine on their own or when set together. Playing with size and shape, like with our Pearl Gumball Link Necklace and a sweet pair of studs, adds intrigue, interest, and glow to any look.

"Pearls are in a class of their own. Being able to reinvent the classicsin a way that both honors their history and brings them into the future is one of the things that inspires me most." xx Irene

Pearls for Night

The possibilities are endless when it comes to wearing real pearls at night. Try a pearl necklace, pearl earrings, a pearl ring, or all of the above. As the only precious gem formed by a living thing, pearls exude this unique allure and confidence. A single pearl set with pavé diamonds on a classic 18k gold chain or ring band creates chic simplicity and endless sophistication.

Pearls for a Formal Occasion

As an accent, a pearl can be the gem equivalent of a period or an exclamation point. The softer side of pearls lends a warm elegance to an evening look. To make a stunning statement, play up a pearl’s strong, sculptural pop of white with styles like our signature Super Bloom Pendant Necklaces and Earrings.


  • Medium Studded Gumball Hoop - Irene Neuwirth Medium Studded Gumball Hoop - Irene Neuwirth
  • Medium Gumball Studs - Irene Neuwirth Medium Gumball Studs - Irene Neuwirth

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