Dramatic, Oversized Pearls

April 14, 2014 by Melissa

One thing that fashion trends do well is to help us find new ways to wear some of our old favorites. When it comes to pearl jewelry, this is no different. A new trend of wearing an oversized pearl (or pearls) can make for an incredibly dramatic look when it is used correctly, and here’s why.

CERTIFIED 13-15mm White South Sea Pearl Necklace
CERTIFIED 13-15mm White South Sea Pearl Necklace

Larger Pearls Are Rare

When discussing natural pearls, it’s a simple fact that a larger pearl will be harder to find and high quality examples of these pearls will be in much higher demand. These larger pearls also create a more dramatic look, whether they are used as the centerpiece for the jewelry, as you will often see in pearl rings and pendants, or as part of a pearl necklace.

The downside of many of these oversized pearl choices is that they are also extremely expensive, with pristine examples of single oversized pearls running into the thousands of dollars. That being said, they are truly a show-stopping look, and can be well worth the extra expense.

The Settings Are Often More Complex

While this is not universally true, what you will find is that when shopping for oversized pearl jewelry the settings are often more complex than you would find on smaller pearls. There is a reason for this too, as larger pearls are considered to be much more of a statement-maker than a collection of smaller pearls, so jewelers are less hesitant to surround the pearl with a collection of eye-catching gemstones or metalwork.

A larger pearl will do a lot for your look, but it should be used correctly. Seeing an oversized pearl on a necklace, ring, or other piece of jewelry will immediately make you take notice, especially if it’s an eye-catching color. If you do choose to wear an extremely complex ring or eye catching oversized pearl strand, one way to integrate it with the rest of your look would be to wear it with a slightly toned-down outfit. This will help your beautiful oversized pearl jewelry get the attention that it deserves (without taking too much away from you, of course).