2021 - Year of The Baroque Pearl

If someone came up to you and challenged you to name an organic gem that has thousands of varieties, what would you name? If your answer is a baroque pearl, then you are correct. Baroque pearl jewelry is the number one choice for women who want their accessories to reflect their individuality. Each piece of baroque pearl jewelry is unique, because the gem at its core is unique in itself, with its shape and size.

Baroque pearls have been a classic for bold women, and since 2021 seems to be the year of classics, this trend is seemingly making a comeback.

What Is It That Defines The Value Of A Baroque Pearl?

Due to their unique shapes, the standards that apply to traditional pearl evaluation cannot apply to baroque pearl. Instead, several factors come into play, such as:

#1 Type:

The type of pearl is one of the main factors that come into play when evaluating baroque pearls. While the vast majority of baroque pearls are freshwater, their value concedes to those of baroque Akoya pearls.

#2 Size:

No matter the type of pearl, freshwater, or otherwise, the size of the pearl will always be a main deciding factor in its value. As with normal pearls, the larger the pearl, the more vast will its value be. 

#3 Shape:

Unlike normal pearls which are judged on their roundness, baroque pearls are analyzed based on which shape they take, the priciest being Keshi pearls, cross pearls, and baroque pearls.

#4 Luster:

The luster of a pearl is determined by how well it reflects light. The best ones are Coin and Keshi pearls, which have the best luster in their category.

#5 Color:

The color of the pearl is integral in deciding its value. Some of the more irregular pearls come in shades of salmon or white, but dark colored pearls are the most valuable due to their rarity.

What Shapes Do Baroque Pearls Come In And Where Are They Used?

The word “baroque” itself means irregular, so it would be pointless to try and categorize all pearls into categories. However, the following are the most common ones.

#1 Coin:

The coin subtype is round and flat with a smooth surface. Due to their large flat surface, they reflect light very well. They are well loved by jewelry makers for their ability to be molded into baroque pearl earrings or necklaces.

#2 Baroque:

Although the world itself is used to refer to irregular pearls, it refers to a subtype as well. These pearls are shaped similar to elongated spheres, with asymmetrical shapes and dented uneven surfaces. These pearls have been known to have been utilized in the making of Victorian art pieces.

#3 Fused/Twins:

Fused or twin pearls are two pearls that have fused. They might be similar in shape, or completely different. They are popular in use for stud earrings.

#4 Keshi Pearls:

This is the rarest baroque pearl. This occurs when the mollusk partially rejects the seed but it continues to develop. They have the extraordinary luster and an elongated shape.

There are so many types of baroque pearls that we cannot even begin to cover them. However, these are the basics that you need to know to live through 2021, the year of the baroque pearl.