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    Round

    Round pearls are the most valuable and often most desirable of all pearl shapes. Semi-round pearls are virtually round, and will appear round when strung on a necklace or bracelet.

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    Drop

    Drop pearls are symmetrically elongated pearls that typically take the shape of a tear-drop. These pearls are truly unique and are very valuable when a pearl has that perfect "tear" or "pear" shape.

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    Baroque

    Baroque pearls are irregular in shape and at times elongated. Many people love the unique "character" of these pearls. These pearls are frequently found in designer and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

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    Circle Baroque

    Circle-Baroque pearls are easily distinguished by their unique rings surrounding the pearl. This shape is most commonly found in South Sea pearls including Tahitian, Golden, and White South Sea.

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    Pearl Grading

    Understanding pearl grading is crucial in order to purchase the highest quality pearls at the best possible value.

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    Pearl SIZING

    The largest pearl sizing is available through South Sea pearls, where the largest and highest quality pearls are available.

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    Pearl TYPES

    Read our brief summaries below to educate yourself regarding the origin, value, size and quality of each pearl type.

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