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We've been wearing pearls for centuries.
While traditionally a sign of wealth and nobility, dating as far back as Queen Elizabeth I in the 1500s, they've come back in a huge way to popular culture for their soft, luminescent and versatile nature.
The gem, produced within the soft tissue of a living mollusc, comes in a range of varieties, shapes and colours to suit just about any design, from earrings to necklaces, rings and more.
With a wide price point, the elegant pearl is the most in-demand gem right now and, quite frankly, we're the better for it.
Whether you're interested in updating your pearl collection or want to see how else you can style your pearls, we list some of the best jewellery on the market right now.
This sustainably crafted zodiac pendant is a beautiful, personal option for everyday wear, made from14K gold vermeil and 925 sterling silver, with a luminous mother of pearl background for just the right amount of shine.
Attach it to a chain of your choice or gift it to a special someone in a Signature Wanderlust + Co gift box.
If you're looking for something fine, delicate and elegant to wear, this necklace from Mejuri is the perfect piece.
Made in gold vermeil with 18k gold on sterling silver, the necklace is set with cultured pearls from oysters and freshwater mussels, carefully selected for each piece.
"It’s the perfect dainty necklace that can be worn alone or layered; goes with everything," one buyer said.
Adjust the chain length from 14 to 16 inches to suit your style and, if you need to return it, the necklace comes with a two-year warranty.
If you're wanting something with a little bit of extra bling, the Vacation Pearl Necklace from Australian boutique jeweller, Carly Paiker, will do the job.
Using baroque freshwater pearls and 18-carat gold-plated silver, the necklace offers understated glamour to any outfit.
It's easily attached with a lobster clasp fastening and offers a great length of 40cm that can be layered or doubled up.
These large pearl hoops make an easy statement pair as we enter trans-seasonal dressing, offering a playful design with elegant materials.
An affordable option from Seed, these earrings use freshwater pearl beads with a comfortable open design complete with secure stud backings.
Great to keep all year round when you're looking for that tiny bit extra to add to your outfit, while staying chic and effortless.
If you don't want the formality of the long drop pearl earrings, add a simpler touch with a chic stacked pearl stud, giving an edgy look, while remaining elegant.
With over 50 five-star reviews, it's clear to see why these pearl studs are a winner for so many.
The cluster of freshwater pearls makes a versatile touch to carry your outfit from day into night, with a stud back making them easy to wear.
When it comes to design, quality and make, these exquisite drop pearl earrings from Mizuki are hard to beat.
Using high-quality freshwater pearls, the earrings are hand-strung on a 14-carat gold hook, offering seamless elegance with a luminous glow.
The earrings are designed to be versatile and effortless, with their modest dimensions just the right size to carry you through the day and lift you into the night.
Copenhagen-born, Danish-Irish designer Maria Black designed this ring to represent the moon's reflection in the ocean, using a unique freshwater pearl on a wave of gold-plated sterling silver.
Presented in a signature gift box, the ring offers a contemporary twist on the classic pearl ring, yet gives a softness with its curved, gentle design.
Made from freshwater pearls and gold beads, the adjustable Impromptu ring from Anissa Kermiche is designed to wrap elegantly around the finger, making it a great investment ring for long-term wear.
Sitting beautifully on its own or stacked, the pearl wrap-around ring is a modern take on the classic pearl gem.
If you're wanting a contemporary twist on the classic pearl bracelet, this piece from ÉLIOU is a beautiful and cool option.
The large freshwater pearls are hand-strung and threaded with knotted blue string for a hidden edge, while still delivering the chunky statement look.
Dress it down with cropped sleeves and jeans, while matching gold earrings to the gold-tone clasp.
To be worn alone or stacked with chunkier bangles and bracelets, the fine pearl bracelet from Mejuri is an elegant and versatile piece of jewellery.
The small cultured freshwater pearls sit delicately in the fine 14 carat gold chain, serving a simplistic, understated yet chic look for everyday wear.
This delicate pearl bracelet is designed for long-term wear with the chain protected from oxidizing or discolouring over time.
Wear it every day, everywhere.
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