Pearls have been everywhere for almost three years and have left their old-fashioned image behind. You may have seen them embroidered on t-shirts or adorning handbags on the catwalk but the black, champagne and white pearl has made a major comeback in jewelry. Now that we know what’s happening, we need to know what to buy. The Eye of Jewelry is here to give you some hints.
By Eleonor Picciotto
Pearls have always been a signature for some top brands such as Chanel and Mikimoto but now young designers have made them key to their collection. The Eye of Jewelry’s Marketplace launched a few weeks ago to bring you a selection of brands using the black pearl in their pieces so you can buy direct by clicking the image you want.
U Lock Me Unisex stretch bracelet – 1,397.00 € exc. tax
Let’s start with WORMS Paris, a sleeping beauty of a brand revived in 2015 by Jérôme Térangi. The all-French brand has a pearl legacy that goes back several generations so it can use its pearl expertise in its modern jewelry creations. The U Lock Me collection features a variety of models. The U Lock Me Stretch Bracelet comes in sky blue and white gold with a black pearl and is sold at 1,397.00 euros excl. VAT . It also comes in black and pink gold with a white pearl sold at 1,056.oo euros excl. VAT. A casual way to adorn your wrist with a natural gemstone born in the water and raised by you.
Sea Urchin rings – 2,000.00 € exc. tax
When Stephanie Deydier launched her collection of double finger rings she created a dichotomy pairing two features by splitting them on two rings sold together or separately and to be worn on the ring finger or just the pinky. The sombrero has its cactus, the mouse has its cheese, the sun has the moon and the designer has her Sea Urchin duo. The two rings come on a gold ring with a 14mm black pearl paved with a blue sapphire on one and a green tsavorite on the other. The pair is sold at 2’000 euros excl. VAT. A more summery version duo features a ring with an 11mm pink pearl paved with a pink sapphire that can be sold in a pair with a shell ring for a price of 667 euros excl. VAT.
Dahlia Black, freshwater black pearl string
Marta is a fresh brand specializing in pearls and leather. As the little sister brand of Spinelli Kilcollin, Marta’s HQ is based in L.A. whilst the design studio is in London. What’s unique about Marta is its casual take on pearls paired with leather. The technique involves rolling and sticking pearls individually on an extremely supple leather band and finishing the bracelet with a T-bar to make it a real piece of jewelry.You can choose your leather color mixing white to black pearls if you’d like.