Lustre for life: contemporary takes on texture put pearl designs in a new light

Left, ‘Melody of Colours’ earring in white gold, with rubies and Tahitian pearl, £82,800 per pair, by De Grisogono. Top, £870, by Jil Sander. Right, Elsa Peretti ‘Mesh’ fringe earring in gold, with freshwater pearls, £2,075 per pair, by Tiffany & Co. ‘Héra Paon’ necklace in white and rose gold, rock crystal and diamonds, with 152 varied-colour cultured pearls and one 4.6ct gold cultured pearl, price on request, by Boucheron. Dress, £1,750, by Barbara Casasola

From left, ‘Tangled’ ring in rose gold, bronze, brown diamonds and tsavorites, with Tahitian pearls, price on request, by Gaelle Khouri, from Talisman Gallery. Original 1960s yellow gold basket-weave dress ring with pearls, price on request, by René Boivin, from Hancocks. ‘Cocktail Lace’ earring in yellow gold and diamonds, with two South Sea baroque pearls, £45,500 per pair, by Buccellati. Dress, price on request, by JW Anderson. ‘Bolon By You Geometric’ flooring, £64 per sq m, by Bolon.

Midnight Sky’ necklace in white gold, diamonds, blue sapphires and Paraiba tourmalines, with 23 white South Sea baroque pearls, £126,000, by Mikimoto. Jumper, £640, by Bottega Veneta

Left, earring in white gold, round-brilliant diamonds and central polki diamond, with Tahitian pearl, £1,990 per pair, by Amrapali. La Nature de Chaumet ‘Racines célestes’ transformable necklace in white gold, pink sapphires, diamonds and spinels, with 145 freshwater pearls, price on request, by Chaumet. Dress, £1,225, by Loewe. Right, ‘Arielle’s Extravaganza’ necklace in white gold and diamonds, with 33 keshi pearls and 100 baroque South Sea pearls, price on request, by Suzanne Syz. Top, price on request, by Loewe

‘Multi-Griffe’ necklace in yellow gold, with diamonds and 21 Tahitian freshwater pearls, £6,990, by Delfina Delettrez. Coco Avant Chanel ‘Suzanne’ bracelet in white gold with pink sapphires and 53 Tahitian pearls, price on request, by Chanel High Jewellery. Jacket, £820, by Simone Rocha. Bodysuit, £40, by Repetto

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