2022 Jewelry Trend: Pearl Details

I hesitate to call pearls a “trend” because what’s more timeless than a pearl? It’s forever fashionable, but it seems to be making a resurgence through modern-day designs, and I love it. You know I’m a color lover and the amount of jewelry I’ve seen that beautifully pairs color with pearls has brought a smile to my face.

Pearls: a shockingly sporty option?

I think this pearl popularity is another clear sign that we’re ready to get dressed up again after living in our sweatpant uniforms the past two years. Even Joc Pederson rocked a strand of pearls over his Atlanta Braves uniform last season. Side note: it is extremely exciting for me to have two worlds I love (fashion and sports) collide. A fashionable moment on the field, no less. I’ve always been a Joc fan but his stock went even higher after confidently rocking his pearls while catching fly balls.

Oct 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Joc Pederson (22) wears pearls in the dugout before game five of the 2021 NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Image by Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

I think this new iteration of pearls is also exciting because there’s such a variety. You have these beautiful geometric shapes intertwined with pearls. On the other end of the spectrum, you’re seeing freshwater pearls in laid-back, relaxed designs that are perfect for everyday wear.

Like Joc, I have a classic strand of pearls my parents gifted me for my high school graduation. They’re beautiful and make for a special, timeless gift. My most frequent way of rocking pearls is through earrings. I’m a self-proclaimed earring freak. For years, I had these Kate Spade dangly pearl statement earrings and I wore them so much that they ended up breaking. It was devastating! I’ve still hung onto them in hopes of figuring out how to repair them.

Shop Pearls I’m Loving

Because of the soft spot I have for earrings, especially of the pearl variety, I included a lot of earring options below. You’ll see options for every occasion and mood. Shop each piece by clicking on the images below, and check out my other jewelry-related posts here!

What’s a jewelry trend you’ll be sporting in 2022?


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