Back in 2017, Sofia Coppola appeared on the cover of The Gentlewoman. The simple black-and-white photo had one detail that stood out: a singular pearl earring. It was massive and misshapen — not your typical demure little stud. The off-kilter creation was by Celine, and like all Phoebe Philo creations, it quickly sold out.
Two years later the trend has trickled down, and you can now find the same kind of lumpy mega-pearls at all price points. They’re called baroque pearls, and they’ve been a favorite of jewelers since Renaissance times. When sold by purveyors of fine jewelry, they can be quite expensive, but if you just want to participate in the trend for $20, the fake ones are easy to find. Real or faux, they look elegant dangling from the lobes.
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