Jewellers are reinventing the pearl in increasingly more innovative ways, with geometrical patterns, and bold colours and visualisations regularly finding their way into contemporary collections.
Once defined as extremely traditional and conservative, pearl jewellery has triumphantly made a comeback over the years, thanks to more progressive, design-centric earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets. Cultured pearls interspersed with diamonds and coloured gemstones have become more mainstream alongside baroque pearls as jewellery centrepieces.
French jeweller Boucheron recently updated its well-loved question mark design with the Feuilles de Laurier necklace adorned with white South Sea pearls, diamonds and mother-of-pearl. The piece features gem-studded leaves that curl around the pearls. The Philippines’ Jewelmer meanwhile introduced its Belle de Nuit collection, which places the golden South Sea pearl at the centre of fine jewellery pieces embellished with a rainbow of coloured gemstones.