Pearls are on-trend in 2021! Here's everything you need to know about this beautiful gem trend.
Fun Fact: Pearls are the only gems created by a living creature. No two pearls are identical, which means that each gem carries a one-of-a-kind beauty, charm, as well as shape and size - just like each and every one of us!
Pearls were already making a comeback in a big way in 2021. Then support for our first female/first African American/first Indian vice president, Kamala Harris, exploded this beautiful trend beyond the editorial pages to become the new must-have accessory for women everywhere.
While Kamala Harris has always been known for wearing pearls, Vogue’s January 2021 cover put the spotlight on the (then) Vice President-elect’s go-to bauble paired with Converse Chuck Taylors. Pearls and Chucks quickly became the standard uniform for the legions of feminist supporters at home watching the Madame Vice President Harris take her rightful place in history.
Kamala Harris wearing pearls and Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers on the February cover of Vogue. Photo by Tyler Mitchell
HOW TO STYLE PEARLS
Today, pearls can be styled for many different moods and looks. They can be bring sophistication to tailored looks, elegance to formal looks, or playfulness to everyday looks. The overall vibe of pearls can change based on color, size, how they are set in a particular piece of jewelry, and the outfits they are paired with. While a single strand of white pearls feels modest and refined, pink pearls dangling on a chain feel stylish and fun. A multi-strand of white pearls can have a classic baroque vibe while a multi-strand of multi-colored pearls have a more modern chic vibe.