Pearls are a jewelry box mainstay — they're timeless, elegant, and we wear them all the time. But, if that pair passed down from grandma is starting to feel just a little tired, think what those shiny pearls would look like refit in new-jeweled confections. We saw evidence of this at the Chanel Spring 2012 show, where the brand famous for pearls showed them in modern ways. Our curated batch of pearled pieces also do it, re-imagining the iconic pearl in collared necklaces, spiked and studded cuffs, and edgier doubled rings to pair with all your favorite Fall separates. It's a collection of jewelry that reads maybe just a touch cooler than your mother's — or mother's mother's— string of pearls. Click through to see and shop a few new ways to wear an accessory staple.
10 Unconventionally Cool Pearl Jewels