Pearls have become increasingly trendy in the jewelry market from delicate, modern pieces fixed with pearls to sculptural, metal-worked styles with pearl accents to innovative shapes entirely worked with pearls. Even classic baubles like hoops, studs, and rings are done with a twist—they come nuanced with pearls set in a way that reads super cool and perfectly bridal.
Ear crawlers, threaders, huggies, suspenders, and ear jackets are some of the most fashion-forward takes on pearl earrings—a far but welcome cry from traditional studs. You can go full-on pearl like with Smith + Mara’s Graduated Pearl Suspender Earring (sold individually if you want to aim for asymmetry and pair with other earrings). Or, you can go for a mix of metal like with Knobbly Studio’s delicate threader earring featuring a natural-shaped pearl encapsulated in a three-pronged cage (also sold as a single…are you following that asymmetry is a big trend, too?)
For a super unique look, consider Anissa Kermiche's bar stud earring—it’s designed to loop around the ear for an effect of multiple piercings. Or, Joanna Laura Constantine’s Pearl Knot Hoop Earrings, containing pearls set amid an intertwined design. Both are made for cool-girl brides!
If you have a penchant for dainty pieces, consider a slim hoop like Loren Stewart’s Inverted Pearl style or Wwake’s Irregular Pearl Ring showcasing a tiny freshwater pearl. These pieces exude a quietly fresh elegance.
For a bit of drama, just add diamonds! Zoë Chicco’s 14-karat diamond and pearl screwback threaders are lovely for a touch of sparkle. Or, try Kenneth Cole's faux-crystal and pearl knot hoops for an affordable take.
Whether you want to wear pearls on your wedding day, for all your bridal events leading up to it, or on all occasions, a modern pearl piece will guarantee your look is at once timeless and standout. Ahead, peruse our edit of modern pearl pieces for every bridal style.