4 Ways to Style Freshwater Pearl Necklace – CULT OF SUN
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A freshwater pearl necklace is one piece you’ll always find in my jewelry box. It’s a jewelry trend that’s been going strong for years, with ‘pearlcorebeing all over my TikTok lately. Now the trend has reached its latest evolution as the cool girl beach essential, inspired by summers spent on the coast and vacations in the Mediterranean. Well, the spring is finally here and we could't be more ready for it.


If your Pinterest board is full of Ibiza looks and bohemian dresses, this is a trend you will fit right in. I am personally a huge fan: I love to layer freshwater pearl necklaces with gold cute pendant necklaces and colorful chokers. I’m sharing four of my favorite ways to style a freshwater pearl necklace for an effortlessly chic look.


Asymmetric Freshwater Pearl Necklaces

I’m obsessed with DIY-inspired pearl necklaces, though I’m not skilled enough to make my own. The mint sensation choker ticks all the boxes with its asymmetric shape and mismatched pearls. I love the look of freshwater pearl necklaces that aren’t polished and feel more bohemian as if you’ve assembled the pearls yourself.


You’ll find me living in this necklace styled with understated gold hoops in summer. It works just as well with a knitted dress as a bikini and a fresh tan on the beach.


girl in cream bikini and pearl necklace
mismatched pearl choker necklace with gold chain

Large Baroque Pearl Necklace

A pearl pendant necklace is the accessory I’m telling all my friends to buy this season. Large baroque pearls immediately elevate your whole look and are a trend that makes a statement. Besides, it is one of the easiest freshwater pearl necklaces to layer.


The classic white shirt is a staple in my capsule closet that I wear at least once a week. Styling it with a freshwater pearl necklace helps to elevate the look, making it perfect for date night or grabbing drinks with my girlfriends.


I like to style this pearl and gold necklace solo with a low neckline or layer it with contrasting gold and pearl necklaces, like the Dreamland Necklace Set.


a girl taking a selfie in knit set and large baroque pearl necklace

Floating Pearl Necklace

large baroque pearl necklace close up

Floating Pearl Necklace


Understated Pearl Chokers 

Sometimes less is more. Top of my packing list for my upcoming beach vacations are pearl chokers. They’re the perfect accessory for days at the beach or when you don’t know where the tide will take you. This freshwater pearl necklace is quiet and understated, the sort of signature piece that looks just as classy with a bikini as it does with a matching linen set.

The Pearl Rhapsody Choker is a modern update to the classic style with a quirky twist, stringing together irregular and mismatched pearls.


girl in a strapless white bikini top with beachy blonde waves wearing a pearl choker necklace

Pearl Rhapsody Choker

white linen set styled with pearl choker

Pearl Rhapsody Choker


Half Pearl Chokers 

Pearls aren’t just for special occasions. Most of us think of a Marie Antoinette aesthetic when we picture a cultured freshwater pearl necklace or a bracelet. These aren’t your grandmother’s pearls – not when Harry Styles, Gigi Hadid, and Zendaya are wearing them!


I love investing in accessories that add a fun little edge to an everyday outfit, even if I’m just wearing jeans and a t-shirt to grab a coffee. My go-to combination is a pair of chunky gold hoops and a half-pearl choker. The Half Pearl Choker is a pearl necklace with gold chain you can style with almost anything.


pearl choker styled with white tank top

Half Pearl Choker

model wearing a white tank top, denim jacket, and jeans with a half pearl half chain choker

Half Pearl Choker


I’m predicting that a gold pearl necklace is on its way to your shopping cart. Try these 4 ways to style your freshwater pearl necklace and make it a part of your everyday rotation.


Want to learn more about styling pearl jewelry? Check out these posts:

How to wear pearls the modern way

How to style a layered pearl necklace

How to style a pearl choker

How to style a chunky pearl necklace



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