On the catwalks in Paris and Miland, you can see the trends in jewelry. This spring and summer 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. As you know pearls are not that large when you are looking for affordable ones. Therefore this blog shows you ‘how to look stunning with baroque pearls’. These pearls are gorgeous and large!
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 pearl has 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 once 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 baroque pearls you can find. They are rather expensive since it will cost a long time before the oyster has ‘made’ enough nacre around the core. The longer it takes, the more beautiful the nacre of the pearl. And when it takes longer to grow a perfect baroque pearl the fewer times the people can harvest the pearls: so again more expensive.
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 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. To make it extra special I made a choker with a pendant made of baroque pearls. How special is that? This design will make your neck look a bit longer, and it matches with every type of face.
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