Ah yes, Pearls, historically associated with royalty and the elite, are still considered symbols of status. Pearl jewellery has reigned supreme throughout the constantly changing trends in the fashion industry. While Hoop earring and choker necklaces have gone in and out of the trend cycles, pearl jewellery continues to be consistently loved and in-fashion, no matter the season, or even the era!
From the classic looks of Audrey Hepburn and Madhuri Dixit to Julius Cesar banning everyone but the upper class from wearing pearl jewellery, pearls have, and will remain extremely valuable and desired. It may make you wonder why. To that, a jewellery enthusiast might say, why not? Elegant, minimalistic, smooth and symmetrical, what’s not to like?!
While high-quality natural pearls are rare and extremely expensive to get your hands on, imitation pearls have become increasingly popular for their affordability and adaptability for any design.
Considering the value of pearls, you may believe that pearl jewellery is only for special occasions. However, that really isn’t the case. Getting yourself high-quality imitation pearl jewellery will allow you to adorn yourself with these pearls even in casual settings! If you’re unsure, worry not, we’ve made a list of the best pearl pieces you can wear as per the occasion. Read along, and while you do so, imagine yourself wearing the jewellery in the mentioned setting and by the end, you’ll surely believe in the versatility of pearls.
Starting off with one of the most glamorous occasions, weddings in India require everyone to go all-in - don your best lehenga, take out your most safekept makeup kit - it’s what we call, a dhamaka! There is no other occasion as worthy of pearls as Indian weddings. We suggest going full shaadi ready with heavy and striking jewellery pieces such as the Sunshine Pearl Necklace Set, and if you’re a bracelet person, the Fiona Twist Bangle. The best, the shiniest, it’ll make you stand out among even the most donned up crowd.
A strikingly different setting yet suitable for pearl jewellery. While you may not go all-in for taking your cat to the local cat cafe, you can still add a sprinkle of elegance to your outfit. What better way to do that than, you know it, pearls! We recommend something minimalistic and petite like the Varij Bracelet or Kia Pearl Earrings. Options like these will add a bit of fun to your outfit without making you seem overdressed.
Turn up the music and bring on the impromptu dance ready outfits to your parties, along with a little bit of glamour by adding the priceless pearls to your look. Since the occasion calls for it, go for colours, movements and striking designs. We suggest something like the Indigo Crush Choker Set and the Malhar Jhumkas that seem designed to be fun. With some pearl jewellery, you'll add the perfect mix of spice and elegance to your outfit.
For the formal ambience of an office, you don’t want to choose accessories that might make you look unprofessional or tacky. We recommend jewellery that will subtly elevate your attire with a splash of elegance, such as the Kate Pendant Set or the Zehra Pearl Earrings. Jewellery like these are lean and have toned down colours, which is perfect for official spaces.
Whether it’s Diwali or Christmas, festivals are special. From what we’ve seen, pearls tend to be at the epitome of jewellery wear when it comes to special occasions. Adorn yourself in sophisticated and grand jewellery such as the Midnight Beauty Pearl Necklace Set and Meher Pearl Danglers to celebrate in the most distinguishable way possible.
Romantic Dinner Date
A universal dream of a romance-filled night with a luxurious candle-light dinner, along with live violins that play to move your soul. Dreamy eyes and intense feelings, it’s an occasion that requires things to be perfect - Outfits, music, food, setting, everything. Once again, it makes for the ideal setting to bring out an enchanting pearl jewellery piece. We recommend picking an alluring pearl necklace set for the occasion since it frames the face, making the jewellery hard to miss. Something like the Katherine Luxury Pearl Necklace Set is ideal for the occasion to elevate your look with a mix of grace and charm. Another suitable option is the Myra Earrings that lure the eyes of the watcher with its intricate design.
As we’ve already established, official spaces require subtle accessories. Even more so, for interviews. Jewellery that’s subtle enough to level up your attire while also not taking away the focus from your personality, can be a tricky choice. That’s where pearls and their sophisticated appearance can be ideal. A simple, lean pendant set such as the Vineesha or the Eliza are suitable options due to their minimalistic designs.
To suit the college environment, we suggest something charming and comfortable enough to get you through the day. A youthful accessory such as the Bloom Two-Way Studs or the Blossom Bracelet will be the perfect addition to your college outfit.
Glamorise your vacation looks with a touch of elegance that comes with any pearl jewellery. Though, not every vacation spot is the right place for elegance. Don’t be dismayed, if you’re in one of such places, such as a theme specific resort, there’s still options for you. We suggest adding to the thematic experience with pieces such as the Juno Earrings and the Eva Bracelet.
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No matter the occasion, there exists a pearl accessory for it. Check out some more pearl jewellery options to level up your look for any atmosphere.