You’ve probably said it be before, too. “I’m not a [enter the name of any polarizing trend here] person.” It’s an easy explanation for simply not being on board, and that was typically my excuse for any kind of pearl jewelry. I’m talking about classic studs or a singular Grace Kelly–approved strand. It’s beautiful, of course, but just a bit too prim and proper for my taste. However, things have changed. And thanks to what I’ve been spotting on social media, e-commerce sites, and spattered across this past New York Fashion Week, I find myself suddenly obsessed. Let me explain.
Specifically I’m referring to a huge uptick in the popularity of baroque styles—a more imperfect (if you want to call it that) shape that feels modern and unique—as well as playfully placed pearls. Brands like Sophie Buhai, Delfina Delettrez, and Alighieri excel at this approach, but tons more are available in a range of prices. And if, like me, you also prefer your pearls to be a bit more imperfect and non-precious, the styles below might speak to you, as well