This Dainty Jewelry Line Gives Pearls a Modern Upgrade

These Are Not You Grandmothers Pearls(Source: Gold Philosophy Pearl Drop Ring, $218; Dessous Ring, $172; Embrace Ring, $143; Pearl Wand Ring, $164; Mercury Pearl Ring, $187; all at Gold Philosophy)If we are being honest, pearl jewelry has a pretty fusty reputation (bridal parties and women over the age of 60 generally come to mind). Minimalistic, geometric jewelry is what's hot right now, but sisters Katy and Ting Lee of Gold Philosophy have found a way to marry the two, and we're obsessed with the results.

What makes Gold Philosophy stand out is its truly unique designs, from rings featuring discreetly hidden pearls ($143) to edgy ear cuffs dotted with single stones ($138). What also separates them from the crowd is that each piece within the collection is made with 18-karat gold plated over sterling silver with fresh water cultured pearls—meaning no green tinted skin or chipped fake "pearls" that seem to be the hallmark of cheap jewelry. 

The ideology behind the brand is that each piece of jewelry can easily be styled into your wardrobe as well as mixed and layered with your existing pieces. And because the sisters cultivated their love of precious stones at an early age from their avid stone collector father, you can expect big things from this line in the future.

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These Are Not You Grandmothers Pearls(Source: Gold Philosophy Treble Ring, $197; Gold Philosophy Galaxias Pearl Bangle, $362; Gold Philosophy Crescent Pearl Earrings, $218 all at