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The Jewellery Update: Not-So-Typical Pearls

Pearl jam.

From XL earrings featuring the sculptural baroque variety to necklaces and bracelets with a rebellious spin on the gem (think interlaced with chunky strands of rope or contrasted with industrial-like metal chains), both fashion and jewellery houses agree that the modern way to wear pearls – simulated or genuine – shouldn’t be pretty, but pretty cool. A ProTip: The good thing about pearls is that they’ll always look sophisticated so go ahead and throw them over casual, off-duty pieces (yeap, including that tee or sweatshirt). Being precious and reserving them for your LBDs only is so passe.

Metal bracelet with crystal pearl and crystals, $299,
Metal earrings with enamel and faux pearls, $1,050,
Tiffany HardWear sterling silver wrap necklace with freshwater pearls, $2,250, Tiffany & Co.
Metal choker with resin pearls and crystals, Dior
Brass brooch with cultured pearl and crystals, $550,
Brass earrings with freshwater pearls, €490 (S$762),
Bamboo and cord choker with faux pearls and crystal, $1,910,
Metal chandelier earrings with freshwater pearls and crystals, Chloe
Pamela Love 14K yellow gold-plated brass chandelier earrings with pearls, US$240 (S$340),
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