Baroque White Pearl + Gold Pendant
The Pearl Collection:
Baroque White + Gold Pendant
Natural Baroque Pearls are some of the most beautiful pearls designed by mother earth, and are the most fascinating organic gems available on the jewelry market. As each one is unique in shape and size, they are best worn on singularly as a feature statement. If you are looking for something truly special, this is it.
- 22mm long x 9mm high unique baroque white pearl pendant, with 18K gold plated perimeter accent
- 23" 14K gold-filled 1.5mm rolo chain with spring ring clasp
- Each pearl is truly unique, therefore images reflect some of our collection and may not be the piece pictured
Our little Pearl of Wisdom...you can't go wrong with a pearl for yourself or that special someone.
About Baroque Pearls
While baroque is the common term used to describe pearls that are not round, it is also one of the subtypes. It includes pearls shaped like elongated spheres. They are asymmetrical and their surface is dented and uneven. These pearls were greatly used in Victorian and Art Nouveau pieces.
Baroque pearls are pearls with an irregular non-spherical shape, ranging from minor aberrations to distinctly ovoid, curved, pinch, or lumpy shapes. Most cultured freshwater pearls are baroque because freshwater pearls are mantle-tissue nucleated instead of bead nucleated. Cultured saltwater pearls can also be baroque, but tend to be more teardrop-shaped due to the use of a spherical nucleation bead.
The most valuable of baroque pearls are the South Sea and Tahitian pearls. These pearls are produced by Pinctada margaritifera (black-lipped oysters and Pinctada maxima (gold-lipped and white-lipped oysters). Although these are a variety of cultured saltwater pearls, the amount of time that the pearls are cultured dramatically increases the depth of the nacre and the likelihood of producing a baroque pearl. Most Tahitian pearl farms produce more than 40 percent baroque and semi-baroque pearls. Western Australia is currently the world's largest cultivator of Pinctada maxima gold-lipped oysters. Tahiti is the number one cultivator of Pinctada maxima black-lipped oysters.
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