Jewellery

Modern pearl reviews for 2022

A timeless classic, the pearl is inspiring new and modern jewellery designs. Featured are some of the finest from Van Cleef & Arpels through to Tasaki and Chaumet

Photography by Adrien Dubost, Styling by Felix Bischof

From some of the world’s finest heritage houses, as well as some much-admired contemporary designers our guide to modern pearl ideas. From Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels and Mikimoto to Tasaki, Sophie Bille Brahe and Jessie Thomas, see the treasured gem in a compelling new light, from dreamy clusters to architectural forms and more. A new take on pearl jewellery.

Pearls, the treasure of the sea and lakes, have been collected and cherished for many centuries. Today, pearls inspired modern jewellery, created by heritage houses such as Chaumet or Mikimoto and also contemporary designers. Sophie Bille Brahe dreams up clusters of milky pearls, and in London, Jessie Thomas pairs pearls with yellow gold. Specialist Tasaki tops architectural rings with a trio of pearls while Van Cleef & Arpels is a master of working with mother of pearl. 


Photographer: Adrien Dubost Stylist: Felix Bischof 

Mikimoto x Comme des Garçons Vol. 2 adjustable necklace with Akoya cultured pearls and silver safety pin and logo tag £5,100
Le Monde Beryl drop earrings in yellow gold and silver rhodium with a freshwater pearl £395
Ara Vartanian drop hoop earring in white gold with a pearl (sold as pair) £1,700
Tasaki Balance Neo rings in yellow gold and Sakuragold with trio of Akoya pearls from £2,510
Jessie Thomas drop earrings in yellow gold with a freshwater baroque pearl (sold as pair) £1,100
Sophie Bille Brahe Botticelli earring in yellow gold with freshwater pearls (sold as pair) €1,400
Chaumet Joséphine Aigrette ring in white gold with pavé-set diamonds, brilliant diamonds and Akoya pearls £4,450
Ara Vartanian ring in white gold with diamonds and a white pearl £3,500
Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra ring in white gold with mother of pearl £3,050

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