6 Cool Ways to Wear Pearls

Pearls will forever be a mainstay of classic jewelry—yet, for some, they can be seen as a tad old-fashioned and even stuffy. While pearls are a decidedly ladylike touch to finish off just about any outfit (cue pastel twin-sets and Nantucket-ready summer dresses), there are so many more—laid-back and cooler—ways to integrate them into your look.

Yes, there are cool ways to wear pearls. To prove it, we've rounded up four pearl jewelry pieces that you wouldn't be able to find in your grandmother's jewelry box. These modern takes on pearls are anything but classic (and certainly not stuffy). Head below for six cool girl-approved pearl pieces worth adding to your jewelry collection.

1. Switch up your classic studs

Upgrade your pearl stud earrings with some diamond detailing.

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2. Add pretty pearls into your ring stack

Building the perfect ring stack is all about balancing proportions and mixing in texture. A ring boasting a row of alternating pearls and diamonds adds a cool lady-like touch to your layering, instantly turning your stack into a statement.

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3. Remix the classic pearl earring with huggies

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4. Add some unexpected pearl

Pearls make a stunning addition to otherwise classic diamond hoops.

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5. Make a statement

For fans of maximalism, these statement hoop earrings are a bold way to rock pearls. Go for the larger size for even more head-turning power.

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6. Mix in modern touches

These pearl drop earrings are anything but traditional with their diamond-studded bars.

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