Susan Miller

·Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, Pratt Institute, 2012

·Bachelor of Arts in Gemology, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2005

·Editor-in-Chief, White Victoria (2018 - present)

·Write and research feature articles and profiles for print and online publication

·Contributing Writer, Modern Jeweler and Ornament

·Write and publish freelance articles for IGS and WSJ Magazine

·Jewelry Appraiser (2012 - 2020)


Are you familiar with the way pearls can add a timeless sense of class and grace to any ensemble? Consider me a pearl aficionado because I'm here to tell you that nothing beats the natural glow and simple yet stunning beauty of these beauties.

Pearls have always been adored by fashionistas – but now more than ever. One trend within fashion that has never faded away as tastes change over time is pearlcore.

This exciting style ethos takes what's so wonderful about pearls – their traditional gorgeousness – and uses this as the base for new designs that are unlike anything seen before.


If you want an outfit that makes people say "wow!" when they see it, or if you'd like something pretty for everyday wear without looking boring, pearlcore has got your back!

Discover why people love pearls so much, explore stunning pieces that use them in ways you've never imagined before, and find out how pearlcore is reinventing beautiful gemstone jewelry!

What Is Pearlcore Fashion?


Pearlcore fashion combines the elegance of pearls with contemporary design for a look that's both chic and timeless. It's all about taking traditional pearl jewelry – think necklaces, bracelets, and earrings – and giving them a modern twist to attract style-conscious types.

For example, classic pearl chokers reworked with oversized baroque gems, drop earrings that marry elegant pearls with sleek leather jackets, or studs in bold colors worn next to chunky bangles.

By playing around with shape, texture, and even hue (say, by dyeing them neon pink), pearlcore fashion puts these lustrous orbs center stage as never before – proving there's still plenty of life left in those old Coco Chanel quotes about women needing ropes of pearls!


For instance, Chanel and Dior, famous fashion brands, have adopted pearlcore motifs in their lines by featuring large pearl chokers or using pearls in unique accessories like purses and footwear.

On top of that, stars and social media personalities have taken up pearlcore styles for big events as well as when they're simply hanging out online. This helps confirm how influential the trend has become within fashion circles worldwide.

If you're looking to add a touch of class – or if you want everyone's eyes on you everywhere – there really is no limit. Pearlcore fashion opens up endless new horizons for how beautiful these gems can make any outfit seem.

Which Pearl Is the Most Expensive?


In the world of pearlcore fashion, one type of pearl stands out above all others: South Sea pearls. These pearls are considered the most luxurious and valuable because they are exceptionally large, have beautiful luster, and come in rare natural colors.

South Sea pearls are mainly farmed in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Oysters in these countries produce stunning pearls over several years. Their size – which is much bigger than average – and limited quantity make them extremely desirable to collectors and anyone who loves fine jewelry.

Whether you wear a classic necklace made from these pearls or have a ring or bracelet with South Sea pearl featured prominently, there's no doubt that it will add an element of luxury to your collection!


One such powerful example of South Sea pearls ruling the pearlcore trend is their presence in custom pieces from iconic brands like Tiffany. These designs frequently marry South Sea pearls with diamonds or colored gemstones for creations so stunning they qualify as wearable art, transforming how the wearer looks and feels.

In sum, while all pearlcore pearls are beautiful, with price tags to match, South Sea pearls reign supreme for shoppers after incomparable elegance and luxury.

Are Pearls In Style In 2024?


Regarding 2024 fashion trends, one thing is clear: pearls are not just going to be hot—they're going to be huge during the whole year. We saw them all over the runways in New York, Paris, Milan, and London during the most recent collections shows.

At Givenchy's spring/summer 2024 collection under creative director Matthew M. Williams, big pearls were everywhere: on earcuffs, rings, and earrings (sometimes all at once). Donatella Versace and Maria Grazia Chiuri also worked pearl-set jewelry into their designs for Versace and Dior, respectively.

It's no surprise that Chanel is at the forefront of pearl fashion. The brand has been incorporating the gem into its pieces since Coco Chanel's time, and under Virginie Viard's leadership, it continues to be known for it. In fact, its latest show saw the introduction of iconic pearl chains – proof that in 2024, Chanel wants pearls to become synonymous with its designs.


Expect other big-name labels as well as up-and-coming designers to jump on the bandwagon, too. This year, everyone will be using pearls not only in jewelry but also as trims and embellishments on clothes and bags because they add instant class.

Why Are Pearls So Expensive?


Pearls are among the most expensive gemstones in the world. This is because they are beautiful and rare – two qualities that make any jewel costly. But what puts pearls into a class of their own when it comes to price?

For starters, pearls are unique because they are created by living creatures – mollusks or oysters – in a natural process that takes time and requires special environmental conditions along with a good deal of patience.

It can take several years for cultured pearls to grow to become round and lustrous – especially if they hail from exotic places like Tahitian waters or the South Seas.


Furthermore, a pearl's worth is influenced by several elements, including its size, shape, color, surface characteristics, and luster.

Each pearl possesses these traits to varying degrees, meaning no two are exactly alike. This individuality helps determine their desirability and rarity – as does the fact that they develop an iridescent play-of-colour over time


But there's more to pearls than good looks alone: they have also long been prized as symbols of both refinement and wealth. Everyone from queens of antiquity to leading ladies today wears them as a shorthand for sophistication and status.

Celebrities Doing the Pearlcore Trend


Pearls have been a favorite fashion accessory for centuries, and their appeal stands the test of time. This is why pearlcore is such a hit with celebrities right now – they can't get enough of its elegant yet edgy vibe. Here's how some A-listers are wearing pearls to make their own style statements.

Margot Robbie


Margot Robbie was the center of attention at the premiere of "Barbie" on the pink carpet with a stunning pearl jewelry set. The standout pieces were her beautiful pearl stud earrings, which gave off an air of sophistication and allure.

Since then, there has been a global frenzy over pearl stud earrings as fashionistas everywhere scramble to get their hands on them – further proof that pearls will always be considered classic gems in every collection worth its salt!

Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is another celebrity who has embraced the pearlcore trend with ease. She frequently wears stylish pearl necklaces, which give her looks an extra touch of elegance.

By layering various types and sizes of pearl necklaces together, Taylor shows just how adaptable pearls can be – they can provide a low-key polished effect or else serve as eye-catching accessories that lift any ensemble to new heights.

Sarah Jessica Parker


In the world of television and iconic fashion moments, no one does it quite like Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex & The City."

Known for her impeccable style, Carrie's signature touch of pearls - whether it's delicate earrings or a statement necklace - adds a touch of classic sophistication to her eclectic wardrobe choices.

From glamorous nights out in Manhattan to casual daytime looks, Carrie effortlessly showcases the versatility of pearls in elevating any ensemble.

Harry Styles


Even famous men such as Pharrell, Joe Jonas, and Harry Styles have been seen wearing pearls – think bracelets and necklaces. Styles, especially, have been experimental with his style choices, such as wearing clothing that is considered unisex or gender fluid.

On the red carpet, he has worn a pearl necklace with a suit or paired one with jeans and a T-shirt to challenge what's typically masculine in fashion. A standout example of how pearls can elevate any look is the singer's bright blue sweater set off by a single strand of white pearls around his neck.

Bottom Line


In a world where trends are constantly changing, one thing remains timeless: pearls. A symbol of enduring elegance and beauty, pearls are having a fashion moment right now – just ask Harry Styles or Margot Robbie.

Stars everywhere are showing us how to wear Pearlcore in fresh and unexpected ways; think stacked bracelets or modern chokers layered with diamond styles.

Take your inspiration from the best, but remember: these lustrous gems are worth more than just accessories – they're heirlooms-in-the-making, too.