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).