Pearl Jewelry That Don't Look Like You Borrowed Them From Your Grandma

Pearls aren’t dated or matronly. These pearl pieces of jewelry are cool and edgy and won’t make you look like a grandma.

June’s birthstone is the pearl. When you think about pearls, you probably think about long layered necklaces or a dainty pearl choker on top of a cashmere cardigan. Pearls aren’t exactly known for being edgy. They are the unofficial stone of country clubs. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t different options available. There are lots of cool pearl pieces of jewelry (and jackets) for those who like chunkier, statement jewelry. Furthermore, there are fashionable pieces of pearl jewelry to suit all budgets.

Here are 14 trendy pieces of pearl jewelry that don’t look like you got them from your grandma’s jewelry box:

1. Lulu Frost Kingship Gold-Plated Pearl Earrings

Lulu Frost Pearl Earrings

If you haven’t checked out the NET-A-PORTER sale yet, what are you waiting for? These gold-plated brass earrings have been reduced to 70% off. Safety pins and pearls equals a great combo.

2. Mixed Pearl Necklace

Mango Mixed Pearl Necklace

Now, this is one edgy update to the classic pearl necklace. This affordable necklace mixes half pearls and a gold spiked chain for a unique look.

3. Sterling Silver Pink Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond

Macy's PinK Pearls

White pearls are classic, but you can get them in every color of the rainbow. These sweeping J-shaped earrings are feminine but overly girly.

4. 11mm Champagne Cultured Freshwater Pearl 18k Rose Gold Over Sterling Silver 3-Row Ring

JTV Three-Row Pearl Ring

Now that is a modern cocktail ring. It’s a minimalist design, but it is still striking. It’s big, but it won’t feel like you’re wearing a jawbreaker around your finger.

5. Red Chain And Pearl Necklace

Zara Red Chain Pearl Necklace

This faux pearl necklace expertly mixes formal and casual and classic and modern to create a standout piece.

6. Rosantica Daisy Gold-Dipped Pearl Clip Earrings

Rosantica Daisy Gold Pearl Earrings

Don’t have your ears pierced? Don’t worry; these earrings are clip-ons. You can wear the freshwater pearl earrings the traditional way or try securing them in an updo.

7. 1 3/4 CT TGW Sapphire, Topaz, And Pearl Sterling Silver Fashion Ring

Ice Sapphire Topaz Pearl Ring

Mixing pearls with other gemstones is a modern design. The sterling silver ring combines freshwater pearls with blue topaz and created white sapphires into an asymmetrical style.

8. Islinda Ear Cuff

Nasty Gal Islinda Ear Cuff

When it comes to jewelry, you can’t get much more modern than an ear cuff unless you happen to find a pearl septum ring.

9. AQUA Sybil Triple Imitation Pearl Pavé Ring

Aqua Sybil Ring

You don’t need a full strand of pearls. A few oversized ones are enough. It helps if they’re mixed with diamantes.

10. Amber Sceats Petite Pearl Ring

Urban Outfitters Amber Sceats Pearl Ring

This shell pearl and the rhodium-plated ring is modern yet timeless. The open design is different, but it’s not something you will get sick of after a few months.

11. Honora Cultured Pearl 7-1/4″ Reversible Bronze Charm Bracelet

Honora Cultured Pearl Bracelet

A charm bracelet can sometimes be as twee as a single strand of pearls, but the thick rose-colored bronze chain mixed with freshwater pearls and reversible mother-of-pearl/crystal quartz stones isn’t.

12. Kenneth Jay Lane Double Row Faux Pearl And Chain Necklace

Kenneth Jay Lane Faux Pearl Chain Necklace

Adding a bit of gold-colored chain gives the multi-strand pearl necklace a new look. The dangling, smaller faux pearls make it look even more opulent.

13. Navette And Pearl Ear Cuff

Topshop Navette Pearl Ear Cuff

Wear your hair up so you can properly show off this gold-look navette and imitation pearl ear cuff.

14. Endless Charm Necklace

ModCloth Endless Charm Necklace

Dress up your LBD with this statement necklace. It mixes faux pearls, rhinestones, and gems in a petal design on a bronze-colored chain. It looks like a vintage heirloom but doesn’t come with the hefty price tag.

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