Pearls were once seen as conservative, but the traditional views of pearls as old-fashioned jewelry are changing and numerous brands are reinventing pearls for the modern women. While pearls have always been in fashion, they are no longer dismissed to your grandmother’s closet. Pearls are making a comeback in a big way, alongside with diamonds they are a staple among many fashionistas worldwide.
Pearls are a classic addition to any jewelry collection as they embody sophisticated elegance. They are also immensely flattering to one’s complexion. Simply put, pearls never go out of style, so it’s not surprising to see celebrities and the younger generation taking a shine to them.
Melanie Georgacopoulos is one designer who has given pearl jewellry a modern twist by splicing and cutting pearls and using them in new ways. She has turned pearls into statement pieces with the intent on reviving the material with modern meanings that challenge ideas of classic pearl jewelry. She explains, “I decided to make pearls my trademark when I noticed that there was very little contemporary pearl jewelry and that most people thought them outdated and conventional. I look at pearls from a fresh perspective when creating my collections, concentrating on innovative design that is easy to wear. Of course, it has helped a lot that pearls are appearing more and more on the catwalk as well as on prominent celebrities. These days women are not restricted to the traditional single-strand pearl necklace anymore; they now have a wide variety of interesting choices.”