Pearls have been a popular accessory for centuries, but they continue to remain in vogue even today. From classic to contemporary, pearls come in a range of styles, shapes and colours, and can be worn with a variety of outfits. Take inspiration from some of the world's most famous faces to learn how to style pearl jewellery with your own wardrobe.
Kate Middleton’s Classic Pearl Earrings
The British royal family have a well documented love of pearl jewellery, so it's no surprise that The Princess of Wales is often seen sporting classic pearl earrings, which have become one of her signature looks. Whether attending a formal event or simply going about her day-to-day life, Kate’s pearl earrings add a touch of elegance to any outfit. You can get the same look with our much loved biography hoops, in both gold and silver.
The Princess of Wales (formerly Duchess of Cambridge) collaborated with Claudia Bradby to create our best-selling Mother & Child Pearl Pendant Necklace.
Sam Smith's Pearl Earring
Sam Smith often incorporates pearl jewellery into their red carpet looks, opting for statement pieces such as layered pearl necklaces or oversized pearl earrings. Their style is a mix of classic elegance and modern edge, making pearl jewellery a perfect addition to their wardrobe. Sam wore Claudia Bradby's Essential Long Pearl Pendant and Single Pearl Drop Earring in the music video for Love Me More.
Rihanna’s Edgy Pearl Choker
Rihanna is known for her edgy style, and she has added a new twist to the classic pearl necklace with a daring pearl choker. Styling the three rows of pearls with a sheer dress, she proves that pearls really can be styled into any outfit.
Emma Watson’s Contemporary Pearl Earring
Harry Styles' Classic Pearl Necklace
Harry Styles has been regularly seen styling pearl jewellery into his eclectic fashion choices, often opting for unique and bold pieces such as oversized pearl necklaces or bracelets. He is not afraid to mix and match styles, pairing classic pearls with edgier pieces for a modern and fashion-forward look. Shop our Biography Pearl Necklace or our simple hand knotted necklace for a similar look.
When it comes to pearl jewellery, investing in quality is key. To ensure that you’re buying pearls that you'll be able to restyle for years to come, look for lustre, size, surface blemishes, colour, and shape. You should also consider the type of pearl – natural pearls are rare and expensive, whilst cultured, freshwater pearls are more affordable and a more sustainable option.