Pearl come in eight basic shapes - ROUND, SEMI-ROUND, BUTTON, DROP, PEAR, OVAL, BAROQUE, andCIRCLED
- With perfectly round the rarest and most valuable
-Semi-round are used in necklaces or in pieces where the shape of the pearl can be disguised to look a perfectly round pearl
-Button pearls are like a slightly flattened round pearl and can also be used in necklace but are more often utilised in single pendants or earrings where the back half of the pearl is covered, making it look like a larger, rounder pearl.
-Drop and Pear-shaped pearls are sometimes referred to as teardrop pearls and most often seen in earring, pendant, or as a centre pearl in a necklace
-Baroque pearls have a different appeal - often highly irregular with unique and interesting shapes, they are commonly seen in necklace
-Circled pearls are characterised by concentric ridges, or rings, around the body of the pearl
Whatever the choice, the size or the setting, it's certain thatany one of these sensual shapes will dazzle and delight both wearers and admirers alike