Baroque Tahitian Pearl Necklaces
In the last decade, Baroque Tahitian pearls have dominated the jewelry market. Unlike freshwater pearls, Tahitian pearls are produced from black-lipped oysters, which have a culture span of up to seven years. Because these pearls are much older, they have thicker nacre, which is the iridescent outer layer that makes these pearls captivating. The term Baroque is applied to pearls that are irregular in shape. Our baroque Tahitian pearl collection contains countless pieces made with these unique and widely popular pearls.
In addition to being more brilliant, Tahitian pearls are much larger than standard pearls and range between 7 and 15 millimeters in size. Baroque Tahitian pearls come in many color combinations such as black, gray, purple and dark green to name a few. Combining these beautiful colors makes for a breathtaking and unique baroque Tahitian pearl necklace.
When considering the purchase of a Baroque Tahitian Pearl Necklace, it is important to remember that the shape of the pearls has an impact on the value. The rounder the pearls, the more value the necklace has.
Because all pearls are a product of nature, blemishes and spots do appear on them. The fewer blemishes a pearl has, the higher it is in value. Pearls in Baroque pearl necklaces may also have natural grooves in them from the culture process.
The luster of a Baroque Tahitian necklace helps determine its price and value. The luster is the standard of how the pearl reflects light from the nacre. The nacre is the thickness of the shiny iridescent surface layer surrounding the pearl. Pearls with thicker nacre are more vibrant, shiny, and valuable. The thicker the nacre, the higher the quality of the pearl.
The Pearl Source offers the widest selection of high quality Baroque Tahitian pearl necklaces. If you don't see what you are looking for please give us a call and we will be happy to customize your order if we are able.