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