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When you think of pearls, images of your gram or high school prepsters probably come to mind. But, as jewelry designer Anita Ko proved with her latest Tibi collaboration, the once good-girl staple is losing its stuffy cred for a cooler edge. And, Ko isn't the only one joining the pearl jam.
Brands like Delfina Delettrez, WWAKE, and Avec New York are offering modern takes on the classic gem with exaggerated shapes and edgy details that would make even the most uptight country-club regular jealous. Click through to see what we mean and shop the best picks to add to your jewelry box now. Get ready to strand out.