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Our Grandmother's Favorite Accessory Is Making A Comeback

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03:  Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Paul VI Hall after a meeting with Pope Francis on April 3, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During their brief visit The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will have lunch with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The Queen was originally due to travel to Rome in April 2013 but the visit was postponed due to her ill health. The audience with Pope Francis will be the fifth meeting The Queen, who is head of the Church of the England, has held with a Pope in the Vatican.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03: Queen Elizabeth II leaves the Paul VI Hall after a meeting with Pope Francis on April 3, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During their brief visit The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will have lunch with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The Queen was originally due to travel to Rome in April 2013 but the visit was postponed due to her ill health. The audience with Pope Francis will be the fifth meeting The Queen, who is head of the Church of the England, has held with a Pope in the Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

We'd never thought we'd see the day when our grandmother's favorite accessory would take over the red carpet. Pearls are making a HUGE comeback, but the styles we've spotted on stars including Rihanna, Rashida Jones and Margot Robbie aren't exactly like grandma's pearls.

The precious gemstone has popped up in edgy ear cuffs, bib necklaces and chunky bracelets. And these modern pearl accessories are far from dainty. Just look at the oversized pearl statement necklace Janelle Monae wore to the 2014/2015 Chanel Cruise Show or the bold tribal-inspired Dior earrings Emma Watson flaunted at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

Pharrell Williams has also made a strong case for fellas to rock pearls with his expert layering skills. Who knew a multi-string Chanel logo pearl necklace could look so damn good with logo sweatshirts? Obviously, he did.

See how these celebrities and more are breathing new life into pearls, then shop the slideshow below to give this trend a try. Because we doubt your grandmother will let you raid her jewelry box.

Janelle Monae
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Emma Watson
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Portia de Rossi
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Rihanna
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Rihanna
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Lupita Nyong'o
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Zoe Levin
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Margot Robbie
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Rashida Jones
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Jessica White
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Misty Copeland
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Ariana Grande
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Ariana Grande
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DJ Kiss
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Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Williams
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