In spring, the pearl love bursts forth. Here's a new crop for you: various price points and pleasing design, just in time for the first day of spring.
Kojima Company are a source for Kamokas, a Tahitian pearl from Ahe, French Polynesia, and offer this ravishing strand knotted on aqua silk. The pearls range in color from steel grey, to peacock and aubergine and measure 9.2–9.7mm. Price, $925.
(Restyle your tried and true strand by restringing on coloured silk. I cannot resist: why knot?)
Pink pearls are the essence of tender spring, and this pair of studs, set in brushed sterling bezels, remind me of pussy willows. $78 from etsy seller moiraklime.
Gump's pearls are always dreamy; some are very fine, and therefore costly. These luminous white 8.5mm freshwater pearls, contrasted against the pop of 10mm turquoise beads, are a relatively affordable $675. Smashing from spring through summer.
We could wear our nice, simple pearl studs, but these Gabrielle Sanchez white freshwater pearls are far more fanciful. Set in 18K yellow gold and inlaid with citrine, oro verdi, amethyst and rhodolite, about 1 3/4 inches long; price, $968 from Twist.
Spring suggests light pieces. This yellow gold arrow pendant with rose diamonds and pearl by Annina Vogel has timeless presence. Price, £1,630; from Kabiri.
Pearls on the wing: an art noveau butterfly brooch from Beladora, $1,150. Measures about one by one and a quarter inches, just right for a lapel, at the neck of a sweater, or pinned on a beret. Red enamel wings, pearl wingtips and body, ruby cabuchon eyes– one fabulous flutter-by.
Pearls are June's birth stone, but it's hardly rushing the season to wear them now. When is spring ever too early?