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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.

 

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Online searches for pearl dresses tripled in 2021, while searches for pearl-themed parties and pearl rings (perfect for weddings) 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.

 

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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.

Celebrities have also been a key driving force in the trend, with the likes of Kate Middleton, Harry Styles, Griff and Adele all incorporating a statement pearl or two into their wardrobes. In Harry’s case, Pearlcore has also presented an opportunity to blend the boundaries between masculine and feminine fashion.

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

Pearly Picks for 2022

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Broderie Anglaise-Trimmed Poplin Dress

Simone Rocha Broderie Anglaise-Trimmed Poplin Dress, £995, matchesfashion.com

Pearl starburst earrings

Theodora Warre Pearl & Diamond Star Simple Hoop Earrings, £245, theodorawarre.co.uk

Pearl cuff bracelet

15DEGREES Dancing Cuff, €549, 15degreeslondon.com

Pearl ear cuff

Miphologia Pearl Ear Cuff, £44, miphologiajewelry.com

Pearl handbag

Simone Rocha Faux-Pearl and Acetate Bag, £695, matchesfashion.com

VASHI Pearl and Knot Ring

VASHI Pearl and Knot Ring, £450, vashi.com

Lil Milan Balmylicious XXL Necklace

Lil Milan Balmylicious XXL Necklace, €390, lilmilan.com

Rosie Assoulin Pearl Halter Silk Midi Dress

Rosie Assoulin Pearl Halter Silk Midi Dress, £1,450, brownsfashion.com

Vivienne Westwood Three Row Pearl Bas Relief Choker

Vivienne Westwood Three Row Pearl Bas Relief Choker, £365, viviennewestwood.com

Auree Belgrave Baroque Pearl & 18ct Gold Vermeil Pendant

Auree Belgrave Baroque Pearl & 18ct Gold Vermeil Pendant, £165, aureejewellery.com

Black pearl ring

Hannah Martin Stabbed Pearl Ring, £2,200, hannahmartinlondon.com

Boghossian Pearl Earrings

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

Ivory Pearl Ruffle Midi Dress

Sister Jane Ivory Pearl Ruffle Midi Dress, rent from £25, rotaro.co.uk

Motley x Frances Wadsworth Jones Gold La Peregrina Pearl Necklace, £340, motley-london.com

Oroton Ocean Shell Drop Earrings

Oroton Ocean Shell Drop Earrings, £120, 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

Shrimps Antonia Headband in Cream

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

Ralph & Russo Pearl-embellished Silk Bustier Dress

Ralph & Russo Pearl-embellished Silk Bustier Dress, £18,793, 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

Petite Grand Faux-pearl Wire Detail Earrings

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

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