Buying Guide

Pearl Jewelry Buying Guide: All About Pearls

For thousands of years, pearls have been a classic favorite; coveted for their natural beauty, rarity, luster and shine. To find one is invaluable. Out of 10,000 oysters, there may only be one treasure among all treasures… a single, natural pearl.


 

Pearl Shapes

Round Round pearls are perfect spheres and the shape most people think of when they think of a pearl
Near-Round A pearl that visually appears almost round.
Button A pearl that is circular in shape with a flat bottom and a flattened or domed top.
Drop Drop pearls are pearl or teardrop-shaped. The drop can either be "long" or "short" and are typically used in earrings or pendants.
Semi-Baroque These pearls are slightly irregular in their shape.
Baroque A pearl that is not symmetrical and is irregular in shape. It can be abstract and even resemble a stick or some other unique shape.
Coin A coin pearl is a flattened disc-shaped pearl. It can be circular or slightly more irregular.

 

Pearl Shapes

Round Round pearls are perfect spheres and the shape most people think of when they think of a pearl
Near-Round A pearl that visually appears almost round.
Button A pearl that is circular in shape with a flat bottom and a flattened or domed top.
Drop Drop pearls are pearl or teardrop-shaped. The drop can either be "long" or "short" and are typically used in earrings or pendants.
Semi-Baroque These pearls are slightly irregular in their shape.
Baroque A pearl that is not symmetrical and is irregular in shape. It can be abstract and even resemble a stick or some other unique shape.
Coin A coin pearl is a flattened disc-shaped pearl. It can be circular or slightly more irregular.

 

Pearl Shapes

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Round

Round pearls are perfect spheres and the shape most people think of when they think of a pearl.

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Near-Round

A pearl that visually appears almost round.

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Oval

A pearl that visually appears oval..

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Button

A pearl that is circular in shape with a flat bottom and a flattened or domed top.

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Drop

Drop pearls are pearl or teardrop-shaped. The drop can either be "long" or "short" and are typically used in earrings or pendants.

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Semi-Baroque

These pearls are slightly irregular in their shape.

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Baroque

A pearl that is not symmetrical and is irregular in shape. It can be abstract and even resemble a stick or some other unique shape.

Pearl Shapes &mdash Round

Coin

A coin pearl is a flattened disc-shaped pearl. It can be circular or slightly more irregular.


 
Pearl Shapes