They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but pearls are definitely a close contender.
Some have even called the pearl 'the queen of gems', so it's only fitting that some of the most iconic women of our time have garbed this gem in a few spectacular ways.
Former U.S. first ladies
But pearls have gotten edgier as the likes of Gucci and Chanel continue to use them as one of their signature embellishments.
From handbags to sunglasses and even shoes, one can't help but want in on the pearl trend.
Bedazzled footwear is indeed a big deal right now and the more delicate the embellishment, the better.
Show off your pretty pedicure in these faux pearl slides from Zara
Or stay en pointe in these bejewelled ballerina pumps, also from Zara
Oh, and these maroon pearl mules are très chic, R129 at MRP
If your style is pretty classic, you'll be glad to know that wearing a pearl necklace is still a good look. No granny vibes here at all.
Get the look by shopping at least three of these costume pearl necklaces from Spree at R133 each
There are no textiles in your wardrobe more versatile than denim and leather.
Putting pearls on one of the most casual items in your sartorial collection is really one way of proving that pearls are not just for high teas and black-tie events - they're also appropriate for the streets.
Shop this pair of boyfriend denims at Zara
Sneak peak: Are you patient enough to wait for this oversized pearl trim denim jacket hitting the rails at MRP on the 18 September? You should be because it's pretty dope.
Pearl socks, sunnies and chokers are also always in, dahling. Go on and treat. yo. self.
Shop this layered choker at Superbalist for R229
Alternatively, wear 'invisible' pearls with the new La Mia Perla fragrance, which is said to be the embodiment of a pearl both in shape and presence. (Available 2 October)
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