What is a Baroque Pearl Bead?

What is a Baroque Pearl Bead?

Posted by Suzanne Branca on May 2nd 2018

What is a Baroque Pearl exactly? I was asked this very question recently. My answer...It's all about the shape! The term baroque is used to describe the shape of the pearl bead in a technical manner of speaking. A baroque pearl can be a little irregular in shape or quite irregular. In fact, they can be quite abstract in shape. Baroque pearl beads can be freshwater pearls or saltwater pearls. A cultured pearl or naturally occurring pearl can have a baroque shape too. So to sum it up, baroque pearls are pearls with an irregular, or uneven, non-spherical shape.                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's all about the shape of the pearl folks. The fact of the matter is, all pearl beads that are not round could be classified as baroque pearls. Yes, coin pearl beads, rice shape pearl beads, Keishi pearl beads, Biwi pearls, center drilled button pearls and even head drilled dangling pearls can all be classified as baroque pearl beads. But, when we describe a pearl as baroque, we are referring to the uniqueness of the shape. Most our Baroque freshwater pearl beads are higher quality pearls because we are looking for quality pearl beads that are unique for our customers to design with. We have even sourced some large holed baroque pearl beads. These pearl beads are rather hard to come by and we hand pick our Baroque pearl beads just for you.

Take a look at our selection of Baroque Freshwater Pearl Beads and enjoy browsing theses lovelies.