I'm so happy everyone else has finally figured out what you and I have known all along!
Pearls ~ They got it goin' on!
Pearl's popularity and revitalization up-tick started a few years back and has been steadily climbing.
The recent jewelry shows solidified Pearls as one of the hottest trends happening right now.
Proof that Pearls have got it goin' on
trend-wise is evident all over the internet.
Just take a look at Pinterest
and Instagram for starters.
Pearls on Trend:
Here's a few things that are hot and happening in the pearl-world right now.
According to a survey in
National Jeweler Magazine,
It's exciting how men are embracing the pearl as their gem of choice these days (Yay!!) and many consumers aged 25-35 are also sparking the pearl engagement ring trend, too!
Check out the 2021 Benchmark Study of Consumer Preferences of Pearls released by the CPAA and MVI to see the numbers for yourself.
You just Googled,
'men wearing pearls',
I think it's cool.
Has been for a long time.
Alice Cooper wears a pearl around his neck.
Want to see a really cool pic of him wearing his leather and pearl necklace while playing guitar on stage with Johnnie Depp?
Hop on over to Glide Magazine
and check it out!
I attended Alice's Christmas Pudding
in Phoenix many year's back
and he had one on.
I was in the audience
sitting right behind his Mom.
(That was cool!)
Have you ever seen Steven Tyler drenched in Tahitian pearls?
Google that one!
I've also seen Jon Bon Jovi
wear a single pearl
on leather around his neck
while on stage, too.
I'm telling you,
everyone looks great in pearls!
Lucky for us,
the pearl jewelry trend
shows no signs of slowing down.
Since I'm overjoyed that pearls
are everywhere right now,
I thought I'd show you some cool pearl jewelry that I drooled over recently.
But first, before I show you the
drool-worthy pearl loot,
here's some tips on how you can up-cycle
your own pearl jewelry for a fresh look.
If all you have in your jewelry box
is a classic strand of
Bring them up-to-date with some fun and ultra stylish chains!
'Chains and Charms'
Still a jewelry industry buzz-phrase.
Put on a few chain necklaces of different lengths that feature various pendants and your favorite pearl strand and you'll have today's hottest layered necklace look down pat!
And, what's every pearl strand's best friend?
Why the pendant, of course!
Add a pendant (or two!)
to your strand of pearls.
It's a fun and easy way to pep 'em up!
Colored gemstones are shining brightly
everywhere right now, too.
bright colors with your pearls!
And then there's Earrings!
Long and lean pearl-drop earrings are tickling wearer's shoulders as they tease our eyes with their beauty.
And, hoop earrings of all shapes and sizes
adorned with pearls can be seen
everywhere these days.
Hoops are a classic staple and hoops with pearls are beautifully showing their trendy luster.
Check out page 14 of the CPAA's August 2021 issue of #THISISPEARL
to see some really cool pearl hoop earrings.
Okay - now it's time to show you
my latest pearl jewelry obsessions:
This beautiful necklace literally stopped me in my tracks - jaw on the ground!
Of course it's by Todd Reed!
Hop over to his Instagram page and check it out!
And Lika Behar's Kristen Cuff's are another obsession I have!
They're big, bold, chunky and FUN!
Check this out from her website - GORGEOUS!!
You should see the one in bright silver - it's an award winner!
Check out her website for more options on this cuff.
And of course, pearls and turquoise together are popping up everywhere now.
It's high-time everyone caught on to this super cool combo.
I mean, what's not to love, right?
Little H is one designer that's been doing this trend right for quite some time now.
I mean, just look at this!
Go check out all her other cool pearl jewelry, too.
She's another fav of mine!
Drop me a note and let me know what your favorite pearl jewelry trends are right now, I'd love to hear!
You can reach me HERE.
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Pearls Baby!
Michelle (Shelly) Buettner is a Certified Pearl Specialist through the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and she holds a Graduate Pearls Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). In addition to creating her own jewelry line she is also a freelance copywriter for the gem and jewelry industry who can often be found fawning over pearls in her spare time. Follow Shel’s jewelry blog at MiShelDesigns.net or her copy blog at ShellyBuettner.com. See what she’s snapping over on Instagram @pearlgeek or connect with her over on LinkedIn