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Baroque pearls: Where do pearls come from?

Surely your jewelry box awaits some pearl necklace or earrings, but... Have you ever stopped to think about the type of pearl you wear in your daily looks and special occasions?

Find out all about baroque pearls, what they are, where they come from and the types of baroque pearls there are.

From LAVANI we want you to enter the world of pearls, this time, with one of the most fashionable pearls... baroque pearls.

Let's get started with the post, read on to find out all about baroque pearls!

1. What are baroque pearls?

Baroque pearls are probably not the typical ones we imagine when we hear the word pearl.

They are natural pearls with a particularity: asymmetry. They are usually irregular pearls and do not usually have a smooth surface.

These characteristics make each baroque pearl a unique piece, very different from the classic pearls we are used to seeing.

baroque pearls necklace

2. Baroque pearls: where do pearls come from?

Baroque pearls are natural pearls, i.e. they are obtained from the inside of oysters and mussels .

These pearls come mostly from fresh water, they are usually pearls that come out of rivers.

Inside the oysters and mussels, the treasures we show off are formed through a very unique process:

When a foreign element gains access to the interior of the oyster, it tries to protect itself from that element by forming layers of nacre around it, and finally a pearl is formed as a result.

Nowadays, most pearls used in jewelry come from pearl cultures, in which experts graft the external element so that the oyster forms the natural pearl.

baroque oyster pearls

3. Baroque pearls: types and shapes of pearls

Not all types of pearls have the same value, this is determined by taking into account the unique shapes of the pearls, the light they reflect, the surface they have, and the color of the pearls.

There are more than 12 different types of baroque pearls, and in this post, we are going to highlight those that call our attention because of their shape, color or place of origin.

Potato pearls

These baroque freshwater pearls are characteristic for their large size and luster, round and irregular.

Baroque river pearl 

Pearls of heart

These baroque pearls are special and romantic due to their subtle heart shape, also flat.


baroque river pearls

Coin beads

Coin pearls are so called because of their shape similar to coins: round and flat.

 Types of baroque pearls 

Rice pearls

These baroque pearls are similar to classic pearls, but with the peculiarity of their small size and elongated shape, like a grain of rice. 

types of baroque pearls

4. Baroque pearl necklace and how to match it

The pearl necklace is a classic, but when the necklace is made of baroque pearls, it stops being a classic and becomes a versatile and modern jewel.

Don't you know what to combine it with? With practically everything! Gold pendants and bracelets, , pearl or other options with rhinestones, stones or plain.

The Lombok Necklace is perfect for adding charms, or combining it with longer golden necklaces, while the Stormwith Grey Pearls is ideal for combining with the rest of the with different stones.


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