Collage of different people and pearly items. A white man is wearing a pearl choker necklace on the left. A Black woman, wearing shimmery make-up and pearl earrings, is in the centre. A wedding cake with pearl detail is under a pair of hands covered in pearls and holding a white carnation.

The world is your oyster

In 2022, people of all ages will embrace iridescent accents in their homes, in their jewellery boxes and even as nail art. Pearl-themed parties will be on the rise, too, as people opt for pearly gowns and wedding décor.

A man with short brown hair, wearing a tan blazer, looks off into the distance, while covering the lower half of his face with his hands. Several large pearls are in the background.

Four orange physalis pods studded with pearls, are on a thin branch, hanging down from the top. In the background, are three translucent orange pearls and a martini glass with a string of pearls on it, held by a hand wearing a lace glove.

Creator Spotlight

Pearls might seem like a traditional type of accessory, but not in the hands of Deni Todorovič. This fashion expert likes to add an unexpected twist to any outfit, from street style to red-carpet looks. Follow Deni for fresh takes on timeless fashion inspiration.

‘Take it from me: pearls don’t have to be preppy! I see them more as an easy way to elevate anything, such as a denim jacket or wedding party invitation. Pearlcore gives you edge, texture and that gorgeous iridescent glow.’

Local spotlight

Pearlcore in Australia

People all around the world will redefine pearl jewellery in 2022—but this trend will reach new heights in Australia. Searches for pearl nails, men's pearl necklaces and pearl chokers will rise in this region as Australians embrace a fresh, modern take on this natural gemstone. 

Bring this trend to life

If you’re a fashion brand…

Help people to take pearls from stuffy to stylish. Encourage them to pair a simple strand with jeans and a T-shirt. Or, help them to rethink the standard pearl earring and trade in their classic studs for a more baroque option.

If you’re a special events brand…

Help people to plan a pearl-themed party. Offer up pearl-inspired wedding invitations, table settings and balloons—and don’t forget faux-pearl beaded necklaces as party favours.

If you’re a home brand…

Help your audience to bring understated luxury to a remodel, with pearl floor tiles or sateen-finished, pearl-toned wall paint. Or for a more accessible everyday touch, promote mother-of-pearl photo frames, pearl-embellished serving trays and beaded décor pillows.

Pinterest search results for ‘pearl accessories’. A profile of hair with pearl hair clips. A profile of an older white woman with a silver and red gem earring. A pearl necklace over a green jumper. A Pin of a Black woman with blonde hair, a green top and a pearl necklace. The text reads, ‘Klowthing – Five ways to style a pearl necklace’. The description underneath reads, ‘Perfect pearly winter looks’.

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