PEARL JEWELLERY: THE MODERN CLASSIC - MARCH 2023 NEWS article hero image

PEARL JEWELLERY: THE MODERN CLASSIC - MARCH 2023 NEWS

Pearl jewellery has endured through centuries of iterations, worn by the likes of Anne Boleyn, Coco Chanel, and more recently, Harry Styles. Currently the fashion world is going through a pearl renaissance, and if Chanel says pearls are back in, who are we to argue? This year, pearls on the runway have taken on a baroque twist, leaning into grandeur, richness and drama. On the streets these statement pieces have taken the form of embellished pearl necklaces and pearl earrings paired with clusters of semi-precious stones. Mismatched earrings in particular are enjoying their time in the spotlight, with men sporting single pearl drop earrings à la Johannes Vermeer, and women pairing bold dangling pieces with simple studs.

Autore Pearl Jewellery on Model

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A Short History of Pearl Jewellery

Pearls have captivated human imagination throughout the ages, and their use in jewellery predates that of written history. The Persians revered them as "children of light" and believed they were made from divine tears. The Chinese attributed their lustrous glow to the power of the moon. From emperors and tsars to maharajas and queens, pearls have been coveted by the world's elite. In ancient Greece, they adorned statues and temples, they were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while wealthy Roman women wore them to bed, hoping to dream of their beauty. Perhaps the most famous pearl enthusiast was that of England's Queen Elizabeth I, who regularly donned seven ropes of the jewel. 

Autore Loose Pearls

(Image Source: Autore Pearls)

Thanks to their rarity, pearls have often been the source of mystery and legend. Their symbolism in jewellery has ranged from that of protection to purity and wealth to beauty. Despite their lengthy history, pearls have proven themselves to be a timeless accessory.

Pearl Necklaces

The best pearl necklaces of the present era aren’t intended to be taken too seriously. The simple single strand should be dressed down with a t-shirt and jeans, whilst contemporary and colourful pieces should be paired with chic evening gowns or suits. These certainly aren’t your grandmother’s pearls.

Kailis Hope Pearl Pendant

A contemporary and classic design by Kailis, who specialise in Australian pearl jewellery, the single pearl Hope pendant features a tapered 18ct yellow gold clasp suspending a luminous South Sea pearl. Worn alone the Hope pendant makes for an elegant daytime accessory, but can easily be paired with other gems for a more unique and personalised look.

Jorg Heinz Magic Pendant Pearl and Black Diamond

For something that really puts the ‘modern’ in modern classic, try the sophisticated and innovative Jorg Heinz Magic Pendant. This timeless 18ct white gold necklace truly is magical, as the wearer can swap easily between a South Sea pearl look during the day, and a striking black diamond pendant in the evening.

Please note that the chain for this item is sold separately, but do not hesitate to enquire with us here, and our professional team can assist you in finding the perfect accompaniment to turn this gorgeous pendant into your favourite necklace.

Pearl Earrings

Pearl earrings have made a name for themselves on the runway this year, their resurgence featuring across both men's and women's campaigns, adding a touch of chic tasteful enough to suit any gender. The beauty of the pearl earring lies in its unadorned simplicity, but there are a myriad of more adventurous options to help you live out your ‘girl (or boy) with a pearl earring’ fantasies in style.

Kailis Royal Meridian Pearl Drop Earrings

For once we may have to disagree with Marilyn – this year it’s pearls that are a girl’s best friend. Bring the two classic gems together with these Royal Meridian pearl drop earrings, featuring six Royal Asscher diamonds and two South Sea pearls paired with the splendour of 18ct yellow and white gold.

Autore Pearl White Gold Earrings

Having adorned Hollywood’s hottest, Autore’s pearl jewellery has been worn by the likes of Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson, and now you. Whilst freshwater pearl jewellery Australia has produced a stunning range of colours and shapes, the rarest and most revered is that of the South Sea pearl. The crown jewel of these 18ct white gold drop earrings are the two round white/silver South Sea pearls, suspended from clasps made up of a glittering array of almost three hundred brilliant cut diamonds.

Pearl Bracelet

J Farren-Price Pearl Bracelet with Floral Diamond Detail

For the pearl jewellery set of your dreams, pair the above pearl drop earrings with our very own South Sea pearl and diamond bracelet. This piece tastefully subverts the typical delicate nature of pearl jewellery and instead presents the wearer with a bold, eye-catching bracelet that manages to maintain its elegance through the soft shapes of its diamond encrusted petals and glistening silver white pearls.

Discover Pearl Jewellery Today

Timeless, versatile and chic — pearls now reign supreme over the jewellery scene, so it’s high time you dust off your grandmother’s pearls and make them your own or start your own collection and shop luxury pearl jewellery online or in-store at J Farren-Price.

KAILIS 'KALISSIMA AMADORA' 20CT YELLOW GOLD AND 18CT WHITE GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL RING

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  • Precious Metals: 20ct yellow gold & 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: 11-12mm semi-baroque South Sea pearl.
  • Ring Size: N
REF: RCSK200461 $2,800 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'CHERISH' 18CT WHITE GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: Australian South Sea pearl.
REF: RCSK167122 $2,360 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'AURORA VIVID' 18CT YELLOW GOLD AUSTRALIAN SOUTH SEA PEARL, DIAMOND, RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND TOURMALINE RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: 28 x round cabachon cut rubies, pink tourmaline & orange sapphires totalling 1.80ct. Round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.07ct.
  • Size: N
REF: RCSK203091 $5,840 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

JORG HEINZ 18CT WHITE GOLD BLACK AND WHITE DIAMOND SOUTH SEA PEARL MAGIC PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: South sea pearl. 19 x round brilliant cut black diamonds totalling 0.25ct. 22 x round brilliant cut white diamonds totalling 0.08ct
  • *Please note: chain sold separately.
REF: PE475 $5,870 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

JORG HEINZ 18CT ROSE GOLD NATURAL BROWN AND WHITE DIAMOND TAHITIAN PEARL MAGIC PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold
  • Gemstones: Tahitian pearl. 22 x round brilliant cut white diamonds totalling 0.08ct. 19 x round brilliant cut natural brown diamonds totalling 0.25ct
  • *Please note: chain sold separately.
REF: PE476 $5,870 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

18CT WHITE GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND BRACELET

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: 20 x round silver white south sea pearls, 12-12.5mm. 1 x round silver white south sea pearl, 11mm. 463 x round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 6.57ct.
  • Size: 19.5cm approximate length.
REF: BCS651 $85,500 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'SHIMMER VIBRANCE' 18CT WHITE GOLD BLACK AND WHITE DIAMOND PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: South Sea Semi Baroque Pearl, 16-17mm. Black and white G/VS diamonds totalling 1.61ct.
  • Please note: this item only includes the pendant. Chain sold separately.
REF: PEK200942 $11,600 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

JORG HEINZ 'MAGIC' 18CT WHITE GOLD PEARL AND DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold
  • Gemstones: 42 x round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.50ct. Cultured pearls.
  • Please note: on certain items in the ‘New Old’ collection, there may be a small amount of handling blemishes. For any queries regarding this, speak to one of our professional team members.
REF: EDP1959 $5,625 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

AUTORE 18CT WHITE GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: 14mm button white/silver South Sea pearl. 262 round brilliant cut H/SI diamonds totalling 3.29ct.
REF: RDP5049 $17,850 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

AUTORE 18CT WHITE GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND DROP PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: 15mm oval white/silver South Sea pearl. 30 round brilliant cut H/SI diamonds totalling 0.18ct.
$8,750 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'ANGELIC' 18CT WHITE GOLD AND BLACK RHODIUM, SOUTH SEA PEARL, BLACK AND WHITE DIAMOND PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold and black rhodium
  • Gemstones: 12mm 'Brand 2' baroque South Sea pearl. Round brilliant cut white diamonds totalling 0.27ct. Black diamonds totalling 0.20ct.
$4,100 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'ORBIT' 18CT YELLOW GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: 12-13mm South Sea pearl. Round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.30ct.
  • Ring Size: N
REF: RDPK200168 $6,320 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

GELLNER 'MODERN CLASSICS' 18CT ROSE GOLD BROWN DIAMOND AND BROWN TAHITIAN PEARL HOOP EARRINGS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold
  • Gemstones: 12 x round brilliant cut brown (treated) diamonds totalling 1.08ct. 1 x round brown (treated) 11-12mm Tahitian cultured pearls.
REF: EDP2039 $6,950 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

GELLNER 'RENDEZVOUS' 18CT ROSE GOLD BROWN DIAMOND TAHITIAN PEARL PENDANT ON BROWN RHODIUM SILVER CHAIN

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold & sterling silver
  • Gemstones: 12-13mm round brown (treated) Tahitian cultured pearl. 8 x brown round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.136ct. Brown briolette cut diamonds totalling 3.063ct.
  • Length: 90cm.
REF: NDP1196 $4,580 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

GELLNER 'STARS IN HEAVEN' 18CT ROSE GOLD AND BLACK IONISED STEEL DARK TAHITIAN PEARL RING

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct rose gold & black ionised steel
  • Gemstones: 12-13mm dark round Tahitian cultured pearl.
REF: RP3967 $1,575 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'OPERA CONSTELLATION' 18CT WHITE GOLD PEARL AND PINK SAPPHIRE NECKLACE

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: 11 x pearls. Pink sapphires totalling 2.71ct.
  • Please note: this is a long necklace including eleven pearls. Only a portion of the strand is pictured here.
REF: NCSK200142 $12,720 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

AUTORE 18CT WHITE GOLD SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct white gold.
  • Gemstones: 14mm round white/silver South Sea pearls. 286 round brilliant cut H/SI diamonds totalling 1.31ct.
$18,320 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS ROYAL MERIDIAN DROP EARRINGS, YELLOW GOLD

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow and white gold
  • Gemstones: 12mm round South Sea Pearl. 6 x Royal Asscher totalling 2.40ct
REF: EDPK204020 $26,400 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

KAILIS 'HOPE' 18CT YELLOW GOLD AUSTRALIAN SOUTH SEA PEARL PENDANT

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  • Precious Metals: 18ct yellow gold
  • Gemstones: 'Brand 2' 12-13mm drop south sea pearl.
$1,590 MAKE AN ENQUIRY

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