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 nine trend-forward 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).