9 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 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).

Head below for nine 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 pearls to your hoop game

Step up your style with these conversation-starting hoops bedecked in unexpected, eye-catching pearls.

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3. Rock a Mother of Pearl pendant

This striking horn necklace is made even more elegant with its Mother of Pearl and pavé detailing.

Ring Concierge Necklaces 14k Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl + Pavé Horn Necklace

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4. Find the perfect balance of pearl and sparkle

Get your pearl fix with a little touch of sparkle.

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5. Take it to new lengths

Make a statement with these delicate drop earrings.

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6. Combine two trends

Add a touch of pearl to the evil eye jewelry trend.

Ring Concierge Necklaces Diamond + Pearl Evil Eye Necklace

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7. 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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8. Mix in modern touches

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

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9. Sport an unexpected silhouette

These unique earrings act as studs but give the look of a hoop, boasting pearls and diamonds for an elegant night-out look.

Ring Concierge Earrings 14k White Gold Pearl + Diamond Circle Studs

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