FW22 jewelry trends: oversized pearls

Pearls are known to be one of the most valued gems of all time. They can be natural or cultivated. Cultured pearls are the result of the deliberate insertion of a pearl or piece of fabric that the mollusk coats in nacre (mother of pearl).

In the modern age, Coco Chanel was famous for accessorizing with multiple pearl necklaces. It’s a look that Karl Lagerfeld adopted when he took over the reins of the House in 1983. In recent seasons, pearls have taken on a new attitude; often presented in an offbeat way or in contrast to the clothes they accessorize. This season, gobstopper-sized pearls took center stage in many runways.

Givenchy

Image: Courtesy of Givenchy FW22

In a nod to the House’s founder, Hubert de Givenchy, and his creations for Audrey Hepburn, designer Riccardo Ticci accessorized pearl jewelry, including chokers and cocktail rings. He then took it a step further by showing off pearl-embroidered pants and a pearl-encrusted dress.

Image: Courtesy of Givenchy FW22

Versace

Image: Courtesy of Versace FW22

Versace presented necklaces with large white pearls interspersed with black pearls, pearl earrings and cocktail rings.

Dolce & Gabbana

Image: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana FW22

At Dolce & Gabbana, the duo used an oversized pearl necklace and bracelets contrasted with a hoodie with cartoon graphics created by Gianpiero D’Alessandro.

Sheltered

Image: Courtesy Undercover FW22

At Undercover, another juxtaposed look was shown. This time, a male suit was accessorized with champagne-colored gumball earrings.

Simone Rocha

Image: Courtesy of Simone Rocha FW22

Simone Rocha accessorized a black quilted coat with pearl brooches in two shapes, gumball and teardrop. She also showed off pearl-embellished gloves and a mother-of-pearl bracelet clutch.