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Trending for 2022: Pearlcore

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Grace Kelly once said that ‘the pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens’ – and it appears we couldn’t agree more. Pinterest’s 2022 predictions revealed that our love of any and all things pearlescent will peak next year, inspiring the rise of a new trend: Pearlcore.

Trending for 2022: Pearlcore

According to Pinterest, in 2022 ‘people of all ages will embrace iridescent accents in their homes, in their jewellery boxes and even as nail art. Pearl-themed parties will be on the rise, too, as people opt for pearly gowns and wedding décor.’

But what exactly makes pearls so special? Considered a symbol of perfection, long life and fertility, the pearl has long been considered a valuable gemstone. Found buried in oyster shells, pearls are the hidden treasures of the sea. Like most precious gems, you have to dig deep to find them – and the result is certainly worth the effort.

Online searches for pearl dresses tripled in 2021, while searches for pearl-themed parties and pearl rings both doubled. An interest in men’s jewellery, in particular pearl necklaces, also soared, with searches increasing seven-fold.

But while Pearlcore is forecasted to be huge in 2022, it’s suggested to be most popular down under. Australia has had one of the biggest surges in pearl-related search requests, with many in the region thought to embracing a fresh, modern take on the natural gemstone.

Some of the world’s most acclaimed designers are already ahead of the curve when it comes to embracing all things pearly. Simone Rocha, the Irish designer known for her whimsically dreamy collections, never shies away from pearls when it comes to crafting her signature look. Her recent AW21 collection was testament to this, showcasing Rocha’s love of pearl accessories and iridescent fabrics.

 

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Want to get involved with the Pearlcore trend? Check out our picks for 2022 below…

Pearly Picks for 2022

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Pippa Small 18Kt Yellow Gold Turquoise Mountain Myanmar Pearl Drop Necklace, £2,200, pippasmall.com

Boghossian Pearl Earrings

Boghossian 18kt white gold, diamond, pearl and opal earrings, POA, boghossianjewels.com

Motley x Frances Wadsworth Jones Gold La Peregrina Pearl Necklace, £400, motley-london.com

Oroton Ocean Shell Drop Earrings

Oroton Ocean Shell Drop Earrings, £80, oroton.com

FIONA KRÜGER x TASAKI Akoya Pearl Skull Necklace, £7,140, available in store

Olivia & Pearl

Olivia & Pearl Keshi Choker Necklace in Pink, £225, oliviaandpearl.com 

Alice + Olivia Collins Cropped Faux Pearl-embellished Crocheted Wool Cardigan

Alice + Olivia Collins Cropped Faux Pearl-embellished Crocheted Wool Cardigan, £610, net-a-porter.com

Monica Vinader Alta Pearl Necklace Set

Monica Vinader Alta Pearl Necklace Set, £185, monicavinader.com

Simone Rocha Micro Handheld Egg Bag With Pearl Crossbody Strap

Simone Rocha Micro Handheld Egg Bag With Pearl Crossbody Strap, £550, simonerocha.com

Andrew Gn Faux Pearl-embellished Crepe Midi Dress

Andrew Gn Faux Pearl-embellished Crepe Midi Dress, £1,843.20, net-a-porter.com

Kenneth Jay Lane Multi Strand Pearl Choker Necklace

Kenneth Jay Lane Multi Strand Pearl Choker Necklace, £160, farfetch.com

Shrimps Antonia Headband in Cream

Shrimps Antonia Headband in Cream, £150, shrimps.com

Simone Rocha Floral-painted Pearl and Gold-plated Earrings

Simone Rocha Floral-painted Pearl and Gold-plated Earrings, £295, matchesfashion.com

Ralph & Russo Pearl-embellished Silk Bustier Dress

Ralph & Russo Pearl-embellished Silk Bustier Dress, £18,723, farfetch.com

Missoma Harris Reed In Good Hands Bracelet

Missoma Harris Reed In Good Hands Bracelet, £95, missoma.com

Agmes Baroque Patrice Earrings

Agmes Baroque Patrice Earrings, $450, agmesnyc.com

Mathe Jewellery Selena Necklace

Mathe Jewellery Selena Necklace, £68.42, mathejewellery.com

Mathe Jewellery Selena Earrings

Mathe Jewellery Selena Earrings, £59.86, mathejewellery.com

Andrew Gn Faux Pearl-embellished Wool-blend Crepe Midi Dress

Andrew Gn Faux Pearl-embellished Wool-blend Crepe Midi Dress, £1,331.20, net-a-porter.com

Self-Portrait Pearl Embellished Jacket

Self-Portrait Pearl Embellished Jacket, £502, farfetch.com

Petite Grand Faux-pearl Wire Detail Earrings

Petite Grand Faux-pearl Wire Detail Earrings, £116, farfetch.com

Kate Spade Marisol Pearl Pumps, £225, katespade.co.uk

Sister Jane Astro Faux-pearl Embellished Velvet Midi Dress

Sister Jane Astro Faux-pearl Embellished Velvet Midi Dress, £205, selfridges.com

Annoushka Yellow Gold, Malachite and Pearl Tulip Earrings

Annoushka Yellow Gold, Malachite and Pearl Tulip Earrings, £550, harrods.com

Moschino Faux-pearl Embellished Trousers

Moschino Faux-pearl Embellished Trousers, £651, farfetch.com

Jimmy Choo CALLIE Black Velvet Clutch Bag with Pearl Tassle

Jimmy Choo CALLIE Black Velvet Clutch Bag with Pearl Tassle, £925, jimmychoo.com

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