Cultured Couture

Project MC2H Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings
by Jessie, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Cultured pearls are a jewelry classic and these coveted aquatic treasures are trending once again. But don't be fooled--these aren't your grandmother's dainty heirlooms or the precious strands of seasons past. The surprise element here is the reimagined styling of layered, mismatched, embellished and unusually shaped pearls. Top style spotters suggest that this season, it's "the more the merrier" and "bigger is better". Heaps of large, lustrous pearls are seen decorating the attire of fashion mavens across the world and it's time to treat your customers to the same luxurious look. Browse the info below to discover how you can turn this timeless material on its head and rocket towards the forefront of modern fashion.

Fun Colors

Add an element of excitement for a fashion-forward piece without re-inventing the wheel. Not sure where to start? Try one of our pearl color mixes! Some are the same shape and others offer an inspiring variety!

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Baroque, Flat and Stick Pearls

The irregular shape of these pearls gives an updated and artistic look to any piece. Mix and match elements and aesthetics to highlight your use of pearls and add exciting spots of texture, color and shine.

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Links and Pearls

Embrace the future of fashion by combining edgy chain and poised pearls for looks that prove opposites attract. We've even seen designers create pieces split straight down the middle--half chunky chain and half strung pearls.

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Pearl Clusters

For a weighty, show-stopping look, create tight-knit pearl groups. The result is a tactile treat that you can't help but reach out and touch. The easiest way to play with this style is with our premade pearl clusters: just string the ball onto a shimmering chain or cord for a finished piece that's ready to sell.

Cultured Couture Design Idea BC0L Bracelet Design Idea A934 Bracelet

A Single Earring

This style has been creeping into the spotlight for some time. Utilize the bold power of a long or large silhouette when designing your stand-alone pearl piece. Don't be afraid to commit to an avant-garde flair; the customer searching for this style is assuredly a confident character looking for a truly unique piece.

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