19 Pieces of Pearl Jewelry to Buy Right Now, Starting at Just $24

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Pearl jewelry, especially styles featuring asymmetrical or baroque gems, have been enjoying a comeback for a few years now. But after Vice President Kamala Harris was spotted wearing a strand of pearls multiple times during the campaign, and again during the inauguration, people have been scouring the internet for necklaces, earrings, bracelets and even rings just like hers. According to global shopping platform Lyst, searches for pearls spiked 189 percent from the previous week on January 20, 2021. So, whether you’re hoping to pay homage to our first female VP, or just like the look of this classic jewelry style, here are 19 affordable pearl pieces that won’t put you over budget.

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1. gorjana Parker Freshwater Pearl Necklace

The oversize 18k gold-plated clasp at the front of this dainty necklace helps give it some edge, making it feel more modern than a traditional string of pearls. Plus, now you won’t have to worry about readjusting the closure to the back of your neck.

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2. 8 Other Reasons Sun Storm Necklace

Half faux pearls, half gold-plated chain necklace, this pendant is a very cool mix of aesthetics and will go with everything you own, from preppy matching cardigan sets to a rocker tee and leather moto jacket.

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3. argento Vivo Sterling Silver Dainty Pearl Collar Necklace

We know that wearing multiple necklaces at once, aka the neck mess, is in right now, but this delicate collarbone-grazing chain works best when worn on its own, preferably with a square or scoop neckline.

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4. stella + Ruby Imitation Pearl Chain Necklace

If traditional pearls aren’t really your thing, consider wearing them in a totally unexpected manner. This edgy oversize chain link necklace includes some links studded with faux pearls, for added texture and interest.

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Victoria Emerson

5. victoria Emerson Rome Pearl Necklace

On the other hand, you can never really go wrong with a classic pendant necklace, like this 18k gold-plated coin and pearl number. We especially love the irregular shape of the baroque pearl, which gives this bauble a more casual feel.

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Electric Picks

6. electric Picks Rio Necklace

This choker necklace also features an irregularly shaped pearl. And don’t worry about the chain links appearing heavy—they’re actually fairly open and pair well with other gold chains or pearl jewelry.

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7. roxanne Assoulin Pancake Imitation Pearl Necklace

You’d better act fast if you want to scoop up this fun summer-ready necklace for 80-percent off. That said, you don’t have to wait until May to start wearing it. The sherbet hues look as gorgeous next to winter whites and cool grays as they do paired with bright florals or eyelet.

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Bryan Anthonys

8. bryan Anthonys Grit Bracelet

This lightweight bracelet comes in both 14K gold and silver and arrives wrapped around a sweet card that speaks to perseverance, making it a lovely little gift. As the card says, pearls are “made from grit but full of grace,” just like the recipient of this beautiful trinket.

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Victoria Emerson

9. victoria Emerson Asymmetrical Pearl Bracelet

A combination of larger round pearls and smaller oblong ones helps differentiate this pretty bracelet from a more traditional string.

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10. Mejuri Tiny Pearl Bracelet

For those who prefer minimalist styles, this thin bracelet is incredibly dainty and delicate. Of course, it looks gorgeous on its own, but it also works well stacked with other gold, pearl or beaded baubles, or even a watch, for fans of the arm party.

Buy it ($65)

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11. Aurate Simple Pearl Bracelet

Speaking of minimalism, it doesn’t get much simpler (or more elegant) than a single tiny pearl framed by a barely-there trace chain. It also comes in 14k and 18k white, rose and yellow gold.

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12. Amyo Pearl Crystal Ear Jacket

For the gal who loves to mix and match classic pieces with more edgy designs, these earrings do all the work for you. They feature a simple 8mm freshwater pearl stud (which can be worn on its own, if you swap in your own earring backs) and an arc of five sharp pointed CZ crystals that just peek out from behind your ear.

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13. Shashi Empress Stud Earrings

Swap your go-to studs for a quad of glass pearls. They’re just as easy to wear, but they feel a bit fresher and less expected.

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14. Mejuri Organic Pearl Large Hoops

Another twist on a classic, lightweight gold hoops take on a funky edge thanks to mismatched asymmetrical freshwater pearls.

Buy it ($85)

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15. Aurate Deco Fan Pearl Earrings

These ‘20s-inspired studs are the most expensive style on this list, but we just had to include them for their unique style and fun twist on the statement earring. (P.S., there’s also a matching ring ($150) for those who truly fall head-over-heels for this design.)

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16. Jules Smith Pearl Dangle Knot Earrings

Who knew a mix of chain links, metal knots and teardrop pearls could look so elegant? Pair them with a thin turtleneck to elongate your neck and slim the shape of your face for your next Zoom event.

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17. Madewell Freshwater Pearl Hoop Earrings

A trio of mismatched pearls add some charm to these teardrop hoops, without weighing down your earlobes.

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18. Amber Sceats Astra Ring

Yes, pearls can be bold. Case in point: This 24k gold-plated brass ring that really packs a punch with four round freshwater pearls nestled between two slim bands. (Just a heads up, this ring only comes in just one size, so be sure to measure your finger before you order.)

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19. Linjer Kaia Ring

We love that the corkscrew shape gives the illusion of three stacked rings without any of the trouble of actually mixing different pieces together. It comes in whole sizes 5 through 9, but the twist design does offer a little bit of flexibility, for those who often fall between sizes.

Buy it ($64; $55)

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