Diamonds may be the most timelessly enticing, but pearls are the most timeless jewels of all. And the modern woman has so many more choices than our grandmother’s classic strands, with each pearl perfectly smooth, round, and symmetrical to the one beside it. Enter the Baroque pearl, one of my favorites. Looking like it was plucked right out of the depths of the sea, it is perfectly imperfect. And despite what you might think, irregular pearls are rarer since they’re so much harder to cultivate than round pearls.
Gabrielle Sanchez’s take on the Baroque pearl amounts to a pair of drop earrings that are simple, yet stunning. The organic appeal of these barogue pearls is alluring. The simple, curvy 18k gold wire back gives center stage to the pearl, in all its earthy glory. No, these are not Grandma’s earrings. Sanchez has certainly upped it a notch for a modern, unpredictable charm. At Barneys New York for $885.