It feels weird to call something as classic as pearls a trend. But right now the iridescent orbs are having a serious moment, particularly the irregular iteration known as baroque pearls. (They were particularly popular during the Baroque Period of the 17th and 18th centuries, which actually got its name from the pearl, not the other way around.) In their 2019 incarnation, there’s something tactile and ethereal that feels thoroughly modern. Here, ten pieces that will make you want to…go for baroque. (We’ll see ourselves out.)

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minimalist hoop baroque pearl earrings

Minimalist Hoops

Whisper-light hoops with a little something extra? Yes, please.

Serefina ($58)

linear drop baroque pearl earrings
Vanessa Lianne

Linear Drops

Simultaneously elegant and playful (thanks to a four-inch chain that makes every turn of the head that much more fun).

Vanessa Lianne ($625)

baroque pearl charms

Pearl Charms

These individual (and affordably priced) charms can be hooked onto earrings or stacked onto a necklace.

Catbird ($38)

oblong post baroque pearl earrings

Oblong Posts

The extra surface area of these elongated babies equals more light-reflecting sheen.

Agmes ($450)

simple stud baroque pearl earrings

Simple Studs

A jewelry-box staple…with a slight twist.

Majorica ($100)

halo baroque pearl earrings
Matches Fashion

Halo Earrings

We love how the gnarled gold loops mirror the pearl’s dimpled imperfection.

Lizzie Fortunato ($284)

gray baroque pearl hoop earrings

Gray Pearl Hoops

Not one for white? Welcome to the dark side.

Mounser ($165)

baroque pearl wrap ring

Wrap Ring

In case your hands are feeling left out.

Chloé ($275)

dangling disc baroque pearl earrings

Dangling Discs

We’re getting a sunken-treasure vibe from these. (That’s not a complaint.)

Reliquia ($145)

baroque pearl choker necklace
Neiman Marcus


Nothing against Grandma’s go-to strand, but we think we just found a new classic.

Margo Morrison ($225)

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