Hope’s Top Ten Essential Pieces of Jewelry for Every Woman: Pearl Earrings
Pearl earrings: Understated. Exquisite.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been styling pearl earrings. No matter what you wear them with, pearl earrings add an element of class.
Please note, that pearl earrings — whether chandelier style or simple studs — should be authentic. And this is something I won’t budge on. Pearls don’t have to cost a lot, so why wouldn’t you wear real?
Here are some of my favourite studs, pearl earrings priced high to low:
- Ippolita mother-of-pearl diamond earrings: She first launched her 18k gold collection in 1999, and let’s face it — there’s a reason Ippolita has reached cult-like status in the jewelry world. Her designs are incredible. Like these mother-of-pearl diamond earrings, for example. Ladylike by design, these earrings feature diamonds (.31 total carat weight) set around gorgeous mabe mother of pearl. Diamonds and pearls belong together like peanut butter and jam. ($1500, Bergdorfs)
- Tiffany & Co. pearl stud earrings: A safe bet, these Tiffany & Co. pearl studs are keepers. Mounted on 18k white gold, these earrings are beautiful and don’t require any more description than that, except for the fact that they’re very moderately priced. ($350, Tiffany & Co.)
- Cultured freshwater pearl stud earrings set: For those of you really budgeting (OK who am I kidding, aren’t we all?), this is a real deal. A set of pearl studs for less than 25 dollars. Wow, right? Set on sterling silver, these pearl earrings come in classic pearl white and peacock blue. Allow me to reiterate: You can buy two pairs of pearl earrings for less than 25 dollars. ($21.50, Overstock)