The Back Story on the TikTok Necklace

Pearls have been a fashion favorite for a couple of years now, fueled by online images of Harry Styles, Pharrell Williams, Dua Lipa and others draped in the gems.

Pearl earrings, bracelets, brooches, necklaces, headbands, even ankle bracelets are all in demand, but the real stand out is Vivienne Westwood’s three-strand pearl choker. It has appeared so many times on TikTok, worn by so many stars and influencers, that “it’s actually called the TikTok Necklace,” said Jessica Richards, a trend forecaster and founder of JMR Design Consulting in New York.

The choker has a total of 92 glass-based vegan pearls from Swarovski, strung and knotted by hand, and featuring Westwood’s signature orb logo in brass with either a silver or a gold tone. It sells for $590 on the designer’s website or in Vivienne Westwood stores.

Ms. Westwood first showed pearls in her fall 1987 women’s collection, called Harris

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Fashion retailer Shein removes swastika necklace from website

Women’s fashion company Shein removed a listing for a swastika pendant necklace on Thursday after screenshots of the offensive piece of jewelry were shared on social media.

The gold pendant had been for sale on the fast fashion retailer’s website for $2.50 until it was removed. The listing advertised the Nazi symbol of hate as a “metal pendant necklace.”

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TODAY Style, however in a statement to the New York Post, the company said the necklace wasn’t depicting a Nazi symbol, but rather a “Buddhist swastika which has symbolized spirituality and good fortune.”

“For the record, Shein was not selling a Nazi swastika pendant, the necklace is a Buddhist swastika which has symbolized spirituality and good fortune for more than a thousand years,” the statement said. “The Nazi swastika has a different design, it is pointed clockwise and

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