We'd never stop you from wearing Grandma's heirlooms down the aisle, but these modern twists on pearls are so beautiful—and bold&mdashthey may tempt you to buck tradition. Or, to go right ahead and mix something old with something new.
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If you think pearls are old-fashioned, it's time to think again! The coolest jewelers are embracing the classic stone in unexpected ways. Perfect for a modern, glam, or, of course, vintage-inspired wedding, pearls add a chic touch to any bridal look. Plus they make for a great "something old" if they are vintage, or an even better "something new" if you fall in love with one of these fresher styles. Check out all the unexpected and gorgeous ways to wear pearls on your wedding day.
Top, left to right: Yoko London "Novus" akoya pearl earrings, $2,800, YokoLondon.com. Ted Muehling "Pussy Willow" necklace with seed pearls, coral, and green diamonds, price upon request, TedMuehling.com. Holly Dyment "Cluster" ring with pearl beads, $3,940, HollyDyment.com. Mizuki "Baroque" pearl cuff, $2,900, MizukiJewelry.com. Paul Morelli "Lagrange" pearl and diamond clip earrings, $8,500, PaulMorelli.com.
Bottom, right to left: Lola Brooks keshi pearl earrings, $2,800, AugustLA.com. Vita Fede "Jumbo Double Cubo Gemma" freshwater pearl and crystal earrings, $675, VitaFede.com. Tiffany & Co. "South Sea Noble" pearl ring, price upon request, Tiffany.com.
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Sterling Silver Pearl Cuff
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White Gold Pavé Pearl Earrings
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Pearl Bug Brooch
Bug Brooch: Doyle & Doyle Antique Baroque Pearl & Diamond Bug Pin, circa 1900 in 10k gold and silver, $4,500, DoyleDoyle.com.
Necklace: Jordan Alexander 16" Natural Color Freshwater Baroque Pearl Necklace Double Wrapped in 18K Yellow, Rose and White Gold Chain with Rose Gold Signature Jordan Alexander Jewelry Double-Sided Pavé Diamond Clasp, $8,094, JordanAlexanderJewelry.com
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White Gold Pearl Ring
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Baroque Pearl Necklace
Jorge Adeler Custom designed multi-hued baroque pearl necklace (with one-of-a-kind baroque pearl enhancer, baroque, luminous pearls terminating in a handmade "hook" clasp with a hand-applied hammer finish in 18kt yellow gold), price upon request, JorgeAdeler.com.
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Black Pearl Bangle and Ring
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Top Left: Vita Fede Ultra Mini Tre Band Ring, 24K gold plated brass with pave Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearl, $370, VitaFede.com.
Top Right: Vita Fede Catena Pearl Ring with 24K gold plated brass with pave Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearl, $365, VitaFede.com.
Bottom: Vita Fede Ultra Mini Pearl Band Ring with 24K gold plated brass with pave Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearl, $335, VitaFede.com.
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