How Much Is Too Much When It Comes To Pearls?

October 16, 2014 by Melissa

When thinking about someone who is wearing too many diamonds, you have the phrase ‘dripping with diamonds’, but what do you have when it comes to pearls? How do you even know if you are wearing too many pearls? We have a few simple tips to help you out of almost any jewelry jam that you get yourself into.

More pearls for a more formal situation

The first thing to realize about pearls, no matter the size, type, or style, is that they will immediately dress up an outfit. The traditional and timeless styling of pearls makes wearing them a great option, but you’ll want to make sure that you aren’t wearing too many. Even one strand of pearls around your neck will make your entire outfit a bit more formal than it would otherwise, so if you are looking to keep things casual, than a beautiful 7-8mm pearl necklace may be all you need. If you are headed to a more formal event, then you have a bit more leeway when it comes to your pearl selection.

For everyday use, don’t forget the stud

There are plenty of beautiful pearl earrings that you can wear to galas and other events, but for everyday use the best option is still the pearl stud. It’s a beautiful look that you will love to wear each and every day, but it’s also very unobtrusive, and won’t get caught on anything when you’re moving quickly through your day.

Another great option are tincup pearl earrings, but they are slightly more dressy, so you’ll want to make sure the situation calls for it.

When in doubt, keep it under three items

One big rule of wearing pearls is to keep the number of items under three. Even though rules are made to be broken, most situations will call for no more than three items. This could be a combination of a necklace, earrings, and a bracelet, but could just as easily be a double necklace and earrings. It’s up to you to make your own choice.