Pearls may be synonymous with words like traditional and chic, but this season’s iteration are anything but. Debuting on the Spring Summer 2018 runways at Céline, Sonia Rykiel and Elisabetta Franchi, these under the sea hidden gems come in oversized shapes, swinging orbs and unconventional minimalist pairings. And with a slew of up and coming independent fine jewellers also popping out pearl encrusted bijoux, it’s obvious that cool girls really do wear pearls. From French-Algerian designer Anissa Kermiche to Ana Khouri and Yvonne Leon, the contemporary fine jewellers have taken the simple pearl and made sculptural pieces for today’s modern day woman. Follow their lead for daytime and wear a statement pair for a sweet and simple look, but leave one behind and go bold come nightfall. After all Jacqueline Kennedy once said, “Pearls are always appropriate.”
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