When it comes to jewelry, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, or the pearl, as it were. Pearls are a forever classic. They’re the epitome of traditional style, an accessory that, truly, will never let you down. Pearl jewelry goes with everything, elevating attire—holiday or not—with effortless elegance. At festive parties, you won’t seem Mama without her pearls, whether they’re in her ears or around her neck. However, beyond the single, double, or even triple strand of pearls that is Mama’s calling card, there are plenty of other ways to wear pearls this season.
We have gathered some our favorite elegant updates to classic pearl styles, from earrings and bracelets to rings and shoes—yes, shoes! We’ve even thrown a pearl-encrusted cardigan into the mix. Whether real or imitation, pearls add a sophisticated gleam to any outfit, a touch of polish and pizzazz, no matter what accessory they’re adorning. We love these styles; they’re sophisticated and unexpected all at once, simultaneously calling up the tradition inherent in pearls and pairing it with fashion-forward, on-trend designs. This inspired combination keeps these pearl accessories both fresh and timeless, a style we wholeheartedly endorse.