While the most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, and are very rare – in 2016 you don’t have to be a deep sea diver to be the Girl with a Pearl Earring. A painting I not only admire, one which I actually recreated for Halloween once to much acclamation.

Needless to say, pearls are a thing of beauty, from classic strings of them to the modernized iterations seen today in faux form like these oversized earrings from Marni. It’s fun to put a youthful spin on typically old-fashioned costume jewelry. I may never own a string of Mikimoto pearls but you bet I’ll be embracing these!

Faux Pearl Earrings, Marni