Coco Chanel draped herself in her signature pearl strands for a reason: they have a decidedly elegant and timeless aesthetic. With all the ways that pearls have been adapted into the spring collections--Thom Browne's reworking of this gem had us take a second look--we're ready to jump on the bandwagon. The pearl's shedding its prissy pedigree and taking on a cool edge, adorning everything from ladylike dresses (Emily Blunt) to rock 'n' roll blazers (Gwen Stefani). Click through our slideshow to get inspired by runway looks and stylish celebs, then shop the best pearl-encrusted pieces now.

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