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The new way with pearls

The classic’s had an update

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Make a point

We love a collarbone-grazing strings of pearls, but we can never seem to make them work with cut-off jeans and a tee. What about a string of faux pearls interspersed with golden spikes, though? This choker by Fallon is classic grandmother meets wayward aunt. We love it. £160, Saks Fifth Avenue

Float on

We love Oliver Bonas’ floating pearl gold hoops so much, we’re tempted to get more holes punched in our lobes so we can wear 10 pairs at once. In summer, these freshwater pearls will add cool-girl polish to scraped-up hair and bare skin. £28, Oliver Bonas

Out of shape

The quickest way to take any primness out of a pearl is to make it a bit rough around the edges and squash out the spherical shape. Lily & Roo’s baroque, genuine freshwater pearls are lumpy and bumpy in all the right places and suspended on elegant chains in these go-with-literally-everything bracelets. From £60, Lily & Roo

Tough cuff

We hardly know where to begin with Astrid & Miyu’s pearly range. There’s the relatively simple – a pearl stud with a dainty chain – and the wonderfully over-the-top – delicate metal wrapping around the ears like very stylish scaffolding. We’ve settled for somewhere in the middle, this sparkly rose gold ear cuff. £24, Astrid & Miyu

Throwing shapes

ALDO coming through here with a bloody super stack of faux pearls. Are these equilateral triangles? Isosceles? Scalene? We don’t really remember primary school well enough to confirm, but we like ‘em. Team with a very undone up-do and, ideally, a Bellini or three. £12, Asos

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