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Pearls are trending, and it’s certainly no surprise. Although these earth-derived treasures are a modern-day, sartorial staple, their preciousness has been recognized throughout history. “Fashion is notorious for repeating itself, however despite trends that appear and disappear, pearls have always maintained a certain timelessness,” says Kristina, founder of KIKI Bijoux, a Sydney-based, handmade jewelry collection that focuses on the baroque pearl. “[The current] fashion trend showcases the versatility of pearls and how they transcend age and time and will continue to be celebrated regardless of current fashion trends.”

She explains that the world’s oldest gem was used as far back in history as 420 BC, while Coco Chanel is credited with their must-have status among fashion’s trend-setting elites in Paris. “Traditional pearls are typically associated with a mature clientele, [but] irregular pearls are now finding a place with the younger crowd,” Kristina notes. She is partial to baroque pearls, each in their unique, original shapes that exemplify organic elegance — “a focal point, but also understated.”

In case we need to spell it out for you, this means that pearl jewelry makes for worthy investment pieces. Here are 10 pearl pendants under $100 that are too perfect to pass up.

Jules Smith Layered Irregular Baroque Bead Necklace $75

In addition to pearls, layered necklaces are all the rage right now. Get in on several trends at once with chains galore and a baroque style imitation pearl on the bottom layer.

AMYO Pearl Bar Necklace $60

Sustainable, hypoallergenic, and affordable, the NYC-based line makes ethical jewelry within reach. This pearl bar is embellished with glass pearl beads and an asymmetrical bit of cubic zirconia for a touch of sparkle.

Boma Jewelry Parel Pearl Necklace $39

Say hello to an Asian-owned, female-led jewelry line of sustainable and ethical pieces. This minimalist addition will become an everyday classic that elevates your outfit — whether you’re wearing a sundress or a pair of black leggings.

Ettika Treasure Hunter 18k Gold Plated Coin and Pearl Necklace $45

Featuring coin and pearl embellishments on a 25″ chain, you can make your neckline glint in the sunlight this spring and beyond. It’s extra in all the right ways.

Humans Before Handles Ridley Necklace $20.75

Here’s your proof that pearls can be fun and playful. This modern pearl necklace gets a pop of color in between individual pearls.

Satya In Unity Gold Necklace $71

Made by artisans in Thailand, the spiritually-inclined jewelry store notes that the gemstones featured in this 18-karat gold design were selected with intention. Pearl represents innocence, beauty, and foresight; rose quartz imparts unconditional love and compassion; and white topaz relays individuality, creativity, and awareness.

Child of Wild Island Pearl Necklace $98

Each 15″ long necklace has been hand strung with organic, raw jagged pearls and accented with cubic zirconia details. This is how to wear the gemstone with a little bit of cool-girl edge.

Celeste Starr Nammos Waters Necklace $48.83

A delicate pearl choker with an itty-bitty evil eye to have your back is the perfect mystical addition to your jewelry box. Layer it with a gold chain or on its own.

Linjer Baroque Pearl Necklace $107

Nothing says elegance like a singular baroque pearl pendant. Each pearl’s unique shape is the Scandinavian-designed, sustainable brand’s celebration of individuality.

xx, The FabFitFun Team