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Article: All You Need to Know About Baroque Pearls

All You Need to Know About Baroque Pearls
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All You Need to Know About Baroque Pearls

There are many different types of pearls with just as many subsets of them, if not more. From Saltwater Pearls and Akoya Pearls, to South Sea and Tahitian Pearls, and the many different types of freshwater and saltwater pearls. Possibilities are endless to add to any collection. Today, we’d like to take a little time and introduce you to Baroque Pearls.

Baroque pearls are some of the most treasured pieces of jewelry when it comes to a woman’s collection. Some of them can even be priceless. And those who have an affinity for pearls know their innate value, appreciate their beauty, and understand the true treasure it is to have a set of pearl earrings that matches her pearl necklace.

What is a Baroque Pearl, you ask? Simply put they are pearls that have an irregular, non-spherical shape to them. Unlike the precious pearls one would find in typical pearl jewelry, these are quite characters. They come in many shapes and sizes. Because of their irregular shapes and sizes, they make very interesting jewelry pieces. Like the women who choose to wear Baroque Pearls, they are all unique and original. Each one with its own character, if you will.



They come from all over the world. Both in freshwater and saltwater. The most precious and valuable ones are found in the South Sea and Tahiti. These areas are also where the highest percentage of Baroque Pearls are actually, naturally harvested.


Another area where a good number of these types of pearls are found is in Japan and China. Harvested from the akoya oyster. And anywhere that pearls are found the world over there’s always a chance of opening up the oyster and finding a Baroque Pearl.



First of all, as mentioned above the biggest difference between Baroque Pearls and other types is that baroque pearls are irregularly shaped and sized. No two of these types of pearls is the same. They may be similar but there are distinct differences between each of them. While most pearls are almost perfectly round or even tear drop, these pearls aren’t those at all. Some can be flattened and smooshed like a pancake by a roller, while others are rounded with jagged ridges and such.


The majority of freshwater pearls are actually baroque due to the type of type of tissue within the oyster they are nucleated within. 



This particular type of baroque pearls are valued at about 25-35% the cost of round pearls. Pearls are typically valued based on their Size, luster, thickness, shape, surface quality, color and size. So, it really depends on those factors in the valuation of baroque pearls.


Hopefully today we’ve been able to leave you feeling learned on what baroque pearls are, where they come from, their shapes and sizes, and value. They are truly a fascinating and beautiful piece to add to any woman’s collection.

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