Baroque pearls are a big hit today! On the catwalks in Paris and Milan, you can see the trends in jewelry. This season the jewelry designers want you to wear large statement jewelry. The bigger the better. And one of the favorite materials this year to make a necklace or earrings from are pearls. Therefore this blog shows you ‘how to look stunning with 22 baroque pearls’. These pearls are gorgeous and large!
What are baroque pearls exactly?
Baroque pearls or ‘wild pearls’ are cultivated pearls with a nacre core inside (therefore they are also called ‘nucleus pearls’). That core is not round but can have all kinds of shapes and sizes. The nacre grows around the core and follows the shape of the core. The full-grown ones have irregular shapes, depending on the core.
A lot of the cultivated freshwater pearls can be called baroque pearls, because their core is mantle-tissue nucleated, instead of bead nucleated. But only the very irregular-shaped pearls are called ‘baroque’ pearls and the other ones are called after their shape, like button or potato pearl.
Cultivated saltwater pearls can also be baroque pearls. Their shape is mostly a ‘teardrop’ because their core is a spherical nucleated bead.
valuable or not?
The South Sea and the Tahiti pearls are the most valuable pearls, of this type you can find. They are rather expensive since it costs a long time before the oyster has ‘made’ enough nacre around the core. The longer it takes, the more beautiful the nacre of the pearls. And when it takes longer to grow a perfect baroque pearl the fewer times the people can harvest the pearls: so again more expensive.
Baroque pearls are trendy pearls.
On my trip to Cambodia and Vietnam last January on the last day I found gorgeous baroque pearls. One string in a dark gray to a black color and the other one was off-white. When the light shines on the white bead you see a kind of pinkish to purple shine on the nacre. And on the black baroque pearl, that glance is more brownish to bronze. Very special!
It is a pity I could only buy 2 strings since that was all there was available. When I came home I saw that on the catwalks in Miland and Paris the jewelry designers showed a lot of large statement necklaces, and a lot of them made of large baroque pearls. So (by accident) I bought 2 strings of trendy baroque pearls. In my case not because they are trendy, but because they are so tremendously beautiful.
How to look stunning with baroque pearls?
Every woman wants to look stunning and wants to wear jewelry, especially made for her (or you). You are a unique woman and you want to look unique, maybe even a bit trendy, when you can have that in the same piece of jewelry.
Baroque pearls are large, not too heavy and they look stunning in a choker.
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The pearl and also the baroque pearl is the birthstone of June. There are so many types of pearls, that probably you know half of them. If you are interested… FlorenceJewelshop produced a small e-book full of information about pearls and also the baroque pearls. It is free of charge. You just have to let me know where I can send it to.
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