Though a symbol of luxury and wealth throughout history, until recently pearls had been branded as classic, stuffy, and maybe even a little basic. For many, the gemstone conjures up images of preppy sundresses and blue blood dinner parties.
But in 2017, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Yes, pearls still scream elegance, sophistication, and luxury, but today’s celebs (and especially Millennials) have given this gemstone a whole new brand. In fact, you might even say we’re in the midst of a pearl renaissance in fashion.
Here’s a look at how they’re being worn in and around Hollywood.
Is Rihanna’s style classic? Hardly. But can she pull off the pearl look with ease? Absolutely. The top-of-the-charts artist is frequently spotted with layered pearl necklaces and bracelets. She tends to gravitate toward larger gemstones, so if you’re trying to pull off the look with real pearls the costs could add up quickly. Don’t be afraid to layer long strands of necklaces, either. Take it from Ri Ri.
She’s everywhere, and we love it. Since the drop of her new album, Reputation, the new and improved Taylor has been spotted rocking pearls from top to bottom. Her new video even features her in a bathtub surrounded by previous gems. You might even remember her iconic pose on the cover of People Magazine a couple of years back, pearls in hand (and mouth).
You may not have liked her channeling of Jackie Kennedy, but there’s no denying she looked good in pearls. Kim is known for dressing pearls up and down, and she’s been spotted in Hollywood, New York, and Miami wearing long pearl necklaces, stackable rings, and pearl-adorned bracelets.
It must run in the family, because Kim’s mom is crazy about pearls. In fact, she even recently launched her own line of pearl jewelry. Jenner sticks with classic white pearl necklaces but also mixes it up with different colors, shades, and tones. We’ve spotted Tahitian black pearls, Golden South Sea, and Peacock, too.
Classic, sophisticated, elegant. These are the adjectives that best describe Ivanka’s use of pearls. The First Daughter has a discrete sense of fashion style. She dresses simply, yet there’s something about her wardrobe that gets our attention. Trump tends to accessorize with quality pearl earrings that speak volumes – you don’t have to shout from the rooftop to get attention with a pair of pearl studs. It seems her look just can’t be overlooked by the media, either.
Hilton hotel heiress Nicky Hilton can’t get enough pearls. The 34-year-old is pregnant with her second baby and announced it to the world while running around NYC with enough pearls to make an oyster jealous. She wore a black sweater lined with pearls and completed the look with a matching handbag. Her jeans showed off just enough of protruding belly to give us all baby fever. Love it!