Going Solo: Newest Styles Focus Attention on Single Pearls

Pearl drop necklaces draw attention to the beauty of a single pearl, enabling consumers to get a big look for an affordable price. Larger-sized pearls? such as luxurious golden South Sea pearls or black Tahitian pearls, hang on a simple setting or a gold bar with diamond accents in necklaces and earrings. White gold and platinum settings and chains? another big trend in pearls? also help focus attention on the single pearl.

The popularity of the three-stone diamond ring (and related earrings, pendants, pins and bracelets) with its romantic past, present, future message has translated well to pearl jewelry. Three-pearl drop necklaces and earrings give this popular style a whole new look.

Freshwater pearl coin necklaces and bracelets offer trendsetters a new look for pearls that is unique and striking. The flat, circular, coin-shaped pearls are dramatic in single drop earrings and Tin Cup-style necklaces. Although white versions seem to be most in demand right now, colored pearls (such as gray, rose or yellow) are available, as well. You’ll find these pieces both in single-strand and multi-strand looks.

Black Tahitian pearls dominate many designs in women’s and men’s pearl jewelry. And Chinese freshwater cultured pearls bring a real variety – in shape, size, color and price – to pearl jewelry.

In the not your grandmother’s pearls category, the hippest new design features his and hers Tahitian cultured pearls. For him, it’s a single Tahitian cultured pearl on a black leather cord necklace. For her, it’s an 18-karat white gold lariat necklace with a cultured pearl drop and diamond accents.