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Trend : Pearls

As I mentioned in the post last week about choker necklaces, I don’t exactly follow trends, but it is always fun to see when a style I’ve been making is popping up in magazines and on runways. A few weeks ago we showed you all the pictures from our Victorian Pearl photo shoot (link). I had no clue pearls were so in fashion at the moment, but what good timing! I love pearls because they come in so many shapes and colors, they are timeless, and they to compliment many other gems and materials. I was pleasantly surprised to hear from my daughter that pearls are quite trendy at the moment. Pearls have been used in jewelry for ages, but they are not always considered “fashion jewelry,” they have a reputation for being a bit old-fashioned, even stuffy. I have always tried to use pearls in a fresh and modern way, and it seems many other designers are doing the same. Below is a cool picture from New York Fashion Week of 3 pearls embellished outfits. I have also been seeing a lot of large and exaggerated simple white pearls. Here are some pictures of this kind of traditional pearl jewelry made into a rebellious fashion forward statement. What do you guys think of these odd pearl back earrings that many trendsetters are wearing? I love seeing jewelry experimentation, but if you are a fan of mine, you know this is not exactly my style. Where is the color? The intricacy? And I’m sure they will be out of fashion in a year. I am hoping to make some more pearl collections that are in my aesthetic, and that are not quite so fast fashion. Give me some ideas in the comments. What colors of pearl to you want to see? Do you like strands or pearls, or prefer just pearls in the pendant? Pearls along or with crystals?

If you can’t wait till next season, here are some Pearl pieces of mine available now.

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Michal Golan White Enamel, Fresh Water Pearls, and Gold Evil Eye Necklace $95 (link)

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Michal Golan Multi Fresh Water Pearl Dangle Pendant Chain Necklace $42 (link)

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Michal Golan Fresh Water Pearl Drop Necklace $28 (link) il_570xN.260855483

Michal Golan Vintage Pearl and Amethyst Dangle Earrings $34 (link)