REVERED OVER THE WORLD for their classic and opulent feel, pearls continue to remain a firm favourite amongst the style elite. This ancient gem has been adorned for millennia, however it was once only reserved for the elite. Julius Caesar even passed a law limiting the wearing of pearl to the ruling classes.
With style icons including Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy giving pearls their iconic reputation and pearls recently adorning the silver screen in new releases including The Favourite, Spring/Summer 2019 catwalks were filled with modern reimaginings of pearl jewellery and accessories.
Relaxed Occasion Wear
Oscar de la Renta’s Spring collection infused pearls into their relaxed new approach to evening wear. Mismatched pearl earrings mixed with larger hoop styles and simple studs alongside gold floral pieces embellished with the simple gem
Chanel transported us back to the 1980’s with their Spring/Summer show, paying homage to the original branding of the iconic fashion house. Layered pearl necklaces featured heavily alongside branded jewellery, bags and belts injecting subtle hints of the Parisian designer’s staple stone.
Combining sequins and pearls, Prabal Gurung’s monochromatic styling uses a statement South Sea pearl ear cuff along with an Atelier Declination necklace. This simple yet classic look proved that there is beauty in the simplicity of these natural stones.
While the perfect stone for the summer, buyers and jewellery experts suggest that pearl will continue as a strong trend throughout 2019. Alluring pearls featured heavily at this year’s Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair. Celine Lau, Director for Jewellery Fairs at UBM Asia said “we have jewellers and designers who are finding new and unexpected ways of showing off the beauty of pearls, especially baroque and irregularly shaped gems”.
Pearl remains a firm favourite of many celebrities proving that this classic stone is not only reserved for the catwalk. Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer proves that simple pearl earrings can add subtle glamour to an evening look while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a vision in statement drop pearl earrings.
QP’s Pearly Picks
Pearl earrings are a simple way to incorporate this season’s hottest stone into your summer look. Opt for sleek and simple stud earrings to add pearlescent shine to your office wear. Pair with a crisp white shirt and keep your look clean and polished for the summer months.