Back in 1893, the first pearl was introduced to the world by a Japanese noodle maker and boy, are we grateful. Pearl jewelry is one of the most popular forms of jewelry, closing up behind diamond and gold. That isn’t a surprise, though – pearls have a classic elegance to them and they are notably cheaper than most jewels. Pearl earrings, especially, are a top pick among the fashion crowd.
What’s great about pearl jewelry is that it doesn’t make you look extra. With diamond or gold, you have to watch out. Pearl, however, is a perfect companion to adorn in a causal party or a first date scenario.
I’ve been an avid fan of pearl jewelry for a few years ever since I stumbled upon an exquisite collection of pearl earrings at the Thai Gems Factory in Pattaya, Thailand. Safe to say – I’ve been in love with pearls ever since and I’ve dove deeper into researching some of the best pearl earrings you can find online to purchase.
I’ll list some of the best ones that I’ve managed to find online. The market for gemstones is enormous, to say the least. So a guide to make a great purchase can be helpful if you’re thinking of embarking the pearl road as well (you should!). Pearls being the birthstone of June, these pieces will be a great pick for a June birthday girl.
Effervescence White Large Pearl Earrings (US $165)
Go basic with these pure white pearl earrings by Links of London. This is a perfect piece to adorn on a night out with a lover. Put these on with an off-shoulder midi or maxi dress to flaunt that beauty bone. Add in a pearl necklace or a bracelet to complete the look.
14K White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Earrings (US $149)
Nothing works better together than pearl and white gold to give you that angelic effect. These dangling freshwater pearls will make you look gorgeous at a formal occasion. The added white gold enhances not only the overall quality of the earrings but also adds an extra shine.
White Topaz Pearl Drop Earrings (US $150)
Another one of my favorites are once again from Links of London. The oval cut pearls with white topaz fixed at the top makes this jewelry a perfect go-to staple for any woman. In addition, the 18K gold vermeil makes these pair of earrings all the more luxurious and unique. Wear them with a champagne or beige dress and you’ll have people gushing over your look.
Child’s 2.5mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Drop Earrings in 14K Gold (US $38.5)
These super affordable pearl earrings plated in 14K gold with a 2.5mm freshwater pearl and zirconia is dazzling. They make an amazing fit for a special occasion like a dance or a formal family gathering. Complement them with a fitted black dress to enhance the elegance of them further.
5.5 – 6.0mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Accent Earrings in Sterling Silver and 14K Gold Plate (US $189)
Stun the crowd with these exquisite earrings by the Peoples Jewellers. Made up of 5.5-6 mm cultured freshwater pearls and plated in 14K Gold with a unique ribbon-like cut, these earrings will look beautiful as an evening wear. The sparkle on these pearl earrings is amplified by the sterling silver lining.
Pearl and White Topaz Drop Earrings (US $241)
If you’re looking for something royal but contemporary, these Pearl and White Topaz Drop Earrings by QP Jewellers are a great choice. Handcrafted in nine carat gold, these earrings will look stunning with at a date or as an anniversary gift.
14K White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Earrings With Diamonds (US $425)
I found these pair of earrings by B2C Jewels quite intriguing. The design is unique with pattern diamonds on top of the dangling pearls. Diamonds and freshwater pearls, topped with 14K white gold can never go wrong so this can definitely be the most elegant piece of jewelry you’ll ever own.