The Wide World of Pearls, Our 32nd Issue: Bodacious Baroque Akoya, Thu
BLUE BAROQUE AKOYA PEARLS FROM VIETNAM
Vietnam is a country that for some time now has been quietly been producing fantastic Akoya pearls. While they will likely never be a major threat to the Japanese Akoya industry, they do have one advantage — natural blue Akoya pearls.
For reasons unknown, Vietnam produces some of the most intense natural color Akoya pearls available. The only problem is there’s never enough available to reliably source them.
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What Are “Baroque” Pearls?
Whether they are asymmetrical, or totally free-form in shape, Baroque pearls are Nature’s wild cards.
One of the most prevalent pearl shapes, Baroque pearls account for nearly 40-50% of any pearl harvest.
Baroque pearls can be symmetrical or totally free-form.
Unique, uneven forms that can resemble barrels, off-rounds, tops, drops and more. Variety is the name of the game with Baroque pearls.
Can be circled with shallow to deep rings running around the circumference of the pearl.
Baroque pearl necklaces are the least expensive pearl shape to purchase, with savings running from 50-80% below premium Round pearl necklaces of the same pearl type.
Baroque pearls are generally considered the least valuable pearl shapes, but quite often Baroques are highly collectible due to their unique nature.
18″ Baroque White Akoya Pearl Necklace: 8.5 – 9.0mm AA+
These natural color white Akoya pearls were hand selected for their high luster and strong overtones. While the baroque shape gives these pearls a delightful “from the ocean” appearance.
The baroque shape also has the added bonus of emphasizing the colorful overtones these pearls display. A rare find, pearls like this are nearly impossible to find elsewhere.
This particular strand is 18 inches in length, 8.5-9.0mm in size and AA+ in quality. All our strands are hand-knotted between each pearl for security. The pearls are strung with 100% silk thread and finished with a 14K white or yellow gold clasp.