When it comes to elements of fashion that have stood the test of time, you have to admire the persistent pearl’s ability to transcend eras and adapt to fit the current look. Not just for grandmothers or first communion, pearl jewelry can be both edgy and elegant thanks to designers reinventing the iridescent gemstone in a variety of ways. Here, we present 21 of our favorite current iterations, from angled ear cuffs and classic diamond-encrusted studs to whimsical rings and stunning sapphire-and-baroque pearl drops.