Close your eyes, and picture in your mind a pearl necklace. We’d bet $100 that what you envisioned is the classic white Akoya pearl necklace, perfectly round in shape. But what if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way?
From perfect rounds to buttons and baroques, the world of cultured pearls offers a range of shapes to satisfy every taste and budget. Welcome to Pearl Shapes 101. Consider this your official introductory course to learn more about the unique range of pearl shapes. By the time you’re done reading this short guide, you’ll know more than most professional jewelers. More importantly, you’ll be able to find the exact pearls you want with ease.