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Baroque pearls are distinctive and have an uneven shape. The eye-catching luster of these gemstones makes them a popular choice for modern jewelry, as they add a truly elegant touch. Our guide explores the definition, origins, manufacturing process, and styling of baroque pearls.

The Origins & Meaning of Baroque Pearls

Any pearl with an irregular or non-spherical shape is considered a baroque pearl. They are used to create contemporary pearl jewelry and are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The terms "baroque" (meaning irregular shape) in French or "barroco" (meaning "irregular pearl") in Portuguese are the sources of the names for baroque gems.

The brilliant natural gemstones are not native to any one location; baroque pearls are just a particular shape and can be found anywhere in the world. Because of the different ways that pearls are formed, baroque pearls are more common in freshwater than spherical stones, which means that they are typically less expensive.

How Are Baroque Pearls Formed?

Baroque pearls develop in a manner that is similar to that of their symmetrical counterparts. An irritant penetrates the mollusk and develops into the pearl nucleus. The nucleus of the oyster is covered in small layers of nacre secreted by the oyster, which accumulate over time to form the pearl. When these layers are not consistent, a baroque pearl forms, giving us a stunning and distinctive jewel.

It's a common misconception that a particle of sand may trigger this procedure, however that is untrue. Because of this, natural pearls that are created without the help of humans are extremely uncommon. Some varieties, like the Keshi pearls we use in our Mother of Pearl line, do not require a nucleus to develop, yet they are nonetheless precious since they are equally uncommon. When a nucleus, such as a tiny fragment of shell, is introduced into the oyster's muscle to initiate the process, cultured baroque pearls are created.

The Different Types of Baroque Pearls

There are many different kinds of irregularly shaped stones that fall under the general category of baroque pearls.

  • BIWA: These long and thin baroque pearls are a really lovely option for earrings.

  • Teardrop: The silhouette of a teardrop is created by teardrop pearls. When strung from drop earrings, these exquisite baroque pearls appear stunning.

  • Coin: These are distinguished by their flat, round, and smooth form, which resembles a pendant made of coins.

  • Heart: A coin-style flat object having a heart-shaped exterior.

  • Rice: These little, rice-shaped beads are frequently used in cluster jewelry as a cost-effective option.

  • Keshi: These pearls are entirely made of nacre and are non-nucleated. They can have a variety of forms.

  • Potato: Potato-shaped baroque pearls are ideal for showcasing on a string of pearls.

  • Cross: A very uncommon gem in which the nacre has taken the form of a cross.

  • Twin: In this arrangement, two baroque pearls have fused to form a single pearl.

Are Baroque Pearls More Expensive?

While baroque pearls are more common, perfectly round and spherical pearls are less common. In terms of this glossy gem, this indicates that they are the more reasonably priced choice, which makes them fantastic for statement jewelry that doesn't break the bank.

Unique Pearl Jewelry

Baroque pearls are unique, which makes them perfect for glitzy, eye-catching jewelry. Our pearl jewelry is made from an exquisite selection of cultural freshwater baroque pearls, which have a captivating rainbow sheen and look lovely worn as pendants with gold chains and jewelry. Necklaces and bracelets with both BIWA and Keshi forms ensure that there is an item to fit any fashion preference. This gemstone's dazzling quality makes it the focal point of every ensemble it embellishes.

How to Clean Baroque Gemstones

Baroque pearls may be easily cleaned by wiping them off with a gentle cloth after each use to get rid of any oil or debris. The natural luster of your jewelry will be enhanced by this mild cleaning.

Because baroque pearls are inherently alkaline, you should wear them after your perfume has dried to prevent the acid in the perfume from deteriorating them. They will appear their finest for longer thanks to this.

The Great Brilliant Sustainable Jewelry

We design jewelry you can wear confidently every day by combining ethical pearls and jewelry with sustainably recycled metals. We have stacking rings, pearl jewelry, and earrings.


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