Variations » Shapes

Round

Perfectly round pearls are fairly rare and are extremely valuable. The rarity is due to the eventual shape of the pearl which is determined by a number of highly variable factors which occur inside the oyster as the pearl is in its developing stage.

Drop

Formed in the shape of a pear or teardrop, the drop can either be "long" or "short", depending on its proportions. These pearls come in various sizes and make attractive earrings or pendants.

Baroque

Baroque and semi-baroque pearls are both non-symmetrical and irregular in shape. Abstract in its shape, it can resemble a cross, stick or some other shape and are a popular choice for necklaces.

Button

As the name implies, button pearls are in the shape of a button and are flattened to an extent, not in the form a sphere. Used typically in jewelry, the flattened site of the pearl is attached to the setting of the earring or pendant.