15 Pearl Necklaces To Transform Your Look From Contemporary To Vintage

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Why would we want to wear pearls? They’re so outdated and only old ladies wear them! Oh wait…

If you’ve been putting off adding pearls to your accessory collection because they remind you of your great aunt, we’re here to tell you that it’s time to get on the pearl train. They’re classic, vintage looking and easy to pair with any outfit - what more could a hipster want?

Apart from this, if you get a real pearl necklace you’ll also get the sweet knowledge that there are no others like that in the world, because no two pearls are alike.

If you weren’t blessed with a pearly inheritance you might be wondering where to get your hands on good quality pearls that suit your style, and that’s where we come in. These 16 pearl necklaces will add a vintage twist to any outfit.

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Maison Irem Akela

MAISON IREM AKELA PEARL NECKLACE

Timeless Pearl Lariat

TIMELESS PEARLY KEY LARIAT

Davonna Endless Necklace

DAVONNA ENDLESS NECKLACE


Maison Irem Akela

Maison Irem Akela

maison irem akela

After years of searching fruitlessly for jewelry to match her unique style, Irem Sesigur realized the answer was simple: It was time to create her own. The result? Maison Irem, a line of no-fuss, effortlessly chic pieces designed to be worn together or apart.

Irem Sesigur, the creator of Maison Irem jewelry, knows all about the fruitless struggle of trying to find accessories that suit your unique style. So she designed her own, one of which is this Akela pearl necklace.

We like to think of it as a middle finger to boring old pearl necklaces: it features three cheetah print-inspired painted pearls that stand boldly in the centre, making it a perfect choice for the alternative hipster.

Timeless Pearly Key Lariat

Timeless Pearl Lariat

timeless pearly key lariat

Timeless Pearly's eclectic, vintage-inspired pieces are designed and crafted by the French artist Leslie Chetrit. Leslie's signature mix of vibrant colors with golden chains - and of course, pearl accents - results in a charming, collage-like aesthetic that reflects the wearer's individual tastes.

Timeless Pearly's eclectic, vintage-inspired pieces are designed and crafted by French artist Leslie Chetrit.

This Key Lariat necklace looks just like a normal pearl necklace until you reach the vintage-style golden key that dangles from the front. It’s like Harry Potter meets Audrey Hepburn.

DaVonna Endless Necklace

Davonna Endless Necklace

davonna endless necklace

Bring a classic, glam element to your look with this DaVonna freshwater pearl necklace. The necklace is made from a strand of white, cultured freshwater pearls that have been individually hand-knotted onto silk threads.

Bring a classic but glamorous flair to your look with this DaVonna freshwater pearl necklace. The necklace is made from a single strand of white, cultured freshwater pearls that have been individually hand-knotted onto silk threads.

Twisted or looped, you can style this necklace however you’d like to complement your personal style.

Radiance Pearl Necklace

Radiance Pearl Necklace

radiance pearl necklace

This classic pearl strand necklace features 7-8mm AAA quality white freshwater pearls hand picked for their radiant luster and overtones. The pearls are strung and double knotted on the finest silk thread and affixed with a 14k gold fish hook clasp.

This classic single strand necklace features AAA quality white freshwater pearls hand-picked for their radiant luster and overtones.

The pearls are strung and double knotted on the finest silk thread with 14k gold fish hook clasp that comes in either white or yellow gold. You can’t go wrong with this necklace if you’re looking for classic sophistication.

Miadora White Necklace

Miadora White Necklace

miadora white necklace

The graceful and timeless appeal of pearls is represented with ultimate elegance in this chic cultured freshwater pearl necklace. Available in a variety of lengths to suit your fancy.

The graceful and timeless appeal of pearls is their simplicity, and this Miadora necklace represents that perfectly.

Available in a variety of lengths to suit your fancy, this grade AAA individually knotted pearl strand is classic and simple, just the way your grandmother would’ve wanted it.

DaVonna Silver 3-Strand Necklace

Davonna Silver 3-Strand Necklace

davonna silver 3-strand necklace

This fancy triple-strand necklace features lustrous white freshwater pearls in graduated sizes. The pearl strand secures with a sterling silver box clasp.

This grand triple-strand necklace from DaVonna is the kind of thing you’d find gracing the neck of a royal at a charity gala.

Featuring lustrous white freshwater pearls in graduated sizes, the three strands are brought together by a stainless steel clasp.

Miadora Yellow Gold Necklace

Miadora Yellow Gold Necklace

miadora yellow gold necklace

Beautiful pearls with a lustrous sheen suspended at regular intervals from a gold chain to give this necklace a traditional style that is unmistakably feminine. 

More delicate and understated than other pearl necklaces on this list, this beautiful gold chain with suspended pearls is unmistakably feminine.

It combines a slim cable style-gold chain with beautiful white off-round freshwater pearls.

DaVonna Diamond Accent Pendant

DaVonna Diamond Accent Pendant

davonna diamond accent pendant

The necklace features a beautiful freshwater cultured pearl that is available in a variety of stylish colors, set under a round diamond accent for a touch of sparkle. The striking pendant hangs from a split bale on a 14-karat yellow gold rope chain.

Not keen on a whole string of pearls? Then this more simple pendant is for you.

The necklace features a beautiful freshwater cultured pearl in your choice of color (available in brown, black, white, pink and grey) set under a round diamond accent that hangs from a yellow gold.

Golden Saturn Pearl Necklace

Golden Saturn Pearl Necklace

golden saturn pearl necklace

Comes with a special box, paper bag, linen bag with logo, white flannel, small envelope and Saturn keychain.

This necklace is high-quality a dupe of the original Vivienne Westwood Golden Saturn pearl necklace which features a jewel encrusted golden saturn pendant on a string of pearls.

Whether you’re a fan of astronomy or not, this necklace is undeniably gorgeous. It adds that unique hipster twist to a simple pearl set.

White Japanese Akoya Necklace

White Japanese Akoya Necklace

white japanese akoya necklace

Designer necklace with 6.0-6.5mm diameter round white Akoya cultured pearls. Can be worn on any occasion, whether formal evening event or everyday casual.

A designer necklace with 6.0-6.5mm diameter round white Akoya cultured saltwater pearls, this string of pearls is quality all around. While you might be bitter that you didn’t inherit any pearls yourself, you’ll definitely be able to hand this down to upcoming generations.

The great thing about a classic set of pearls like this is that they can be dressed down or up, you can literally go from jeans to a ballgown and they won’t look out of place.

Cultured Pearl Pendant

Cultured Pearl Pendant

cultured pearl pendant

Lustrous 9-10mm diameter round white Freshwater cultured pearl. Can be worn on any occasion, whether formal evening event or everyday casual.

A handpicked, real freshwater pearl hangs from an intricate white gold pendant on a matching chain - it doesn’t get fancier than this necklace, and for this price, it’s an absolute steal.

The Pearl Source is a reputable seller of pearls, so you know you can trust the quality without having to see it in person.

Teapot Necklace

Teapot Necklace

teapot necklace

This antique gold plated teapot measures 22x18mm, hung on a 17" silver plated necklace.

Cup of tea, anyone?

This pearl-in-a-teapot necklace is by far the cutest on our list! It features an antique-style teapot with a single pearl inside, hung on a 17" silver plated necklace. It’s great for gifts or just a treat yo’self moment.

Multicolor Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Multicolor Freshwater Pearl Necklace

multicolor freshwater pearl necklace

Lustrous hand selected Freshwater cultured pearls. Our Freshwater pearls are imported directly from the pearl farms of China and represent the finest in pearl quality. This pearl necklace is accompanied by a Genuine Cultured Pearl Guarantee.

This multicolored necklace features a sweet, candy-colored combination of natural white, pink and lavender hues. The beautiful pastel pearls are all real and look almost good enough to eat (please don’t... ), but also incredibly sophisticated. Is that a winning combination or what?

There’s nothing like a subtle twist on a classic that says ‘I’m a hipster’.

JYX Pearl Classic

JYX Pearl Classic

jyx pearl classic

Classical single-strand necklace made of 7.0-8.0mm good quality white cultured freshwater pearls. The pearls have flatly round shape, smooth skin, and very good lustre.

Another classical single-strand necklace, this JYX item is made with quality white cultured freshwater pearls. The pearls have a flat, round shape with a shiny lustre, and it is hand-knotted between pearls to protect them from rubbing against each other.

There’s nothing overtly unique about this necklace, but it definitely has that simple elegance one looks for in a string of pearls.

Japanese Black Akoya

Japanese Black Akoya

japanese black akoya

Classic round pearl necklace strand with genuine dyed black Japanese Akoya saltwater pearls and 14K gold clasp in 18 inch princess length.

A classic round pearl necklace with genuine dyed black Japanese Akoya saltwater pearls and a 14K gold clasp, this is one of the most unique and stand-out pieces of jewelry anyone could own.

The quality makes the price worth it: the pearls and real and handpicked with an iridescent lustre. If you like the style of pearls without wanting to conform to the typical white color, we’d highly recommend this necklace.

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