A Look Inside the Cultivated World of Baroque Pearls

“Pearls are always appropriate,” Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy once said.

Baroque pearls remain a staple in the world of fine jewellery due to their unique shapes and elegant appearance. The world’s top jewellers continue to create exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces that resemble pieces of art.

Owning a hand-crafted baroque pearl piece ensures no one else will own one that is quite like yours, as each pearl has its own distinctive shape. It makes these breath-taking treasures an investment like no other.

Acclaimed Italian director Frederico Fellini described pearls as an oysters autobiography, after declaring all art is autobiographical. The baroque pearl lends itself perfectly to this vision.

Baroque pearls first became popular in the Renaissance period, after being appreciated for their unusual design. The unique biological creations soon became a symbol of status and wealth worn by society’s elite across the globe.

The unique shapes inspired the 17th-century Baroque art movement which introduced the world to the likes of Rubens, Rembrandt and Bernini. The Baroque artistic period was defined by drama, exuberance and grandeur.

Renowned Japanese luxury pearl jeweller Mikimoto has created this exceptional golden baroque set. Named to represent beautiful flora, the pearls are large in size and are surrounded by 112.3-carat diamonds and set in 18-karat white gold. This simply stunning set will match perfectly with a v-neck gown to show off the plunging necklace.

This phenomenal Buccellati baroque pearl necklace is unsurprisingly described as a family heirloom in the making. The intricate show-stopper is handcrafted using the fine jeweller’s stile fiorentino method, which has been used since the Italian Renaissance. It features 18-karat yellow and white gold, 227.28-carats of drop-shaped and baroque pearls from Australia, alongside 35.30-carat rose-cut diamonds.

Sitting comfortably on the d├ęcolletage, stylists recommend wearing a strapless gown to appreciate its full beauty.

This one-of-a-kind yellow gold cuff by Paspaley embodies the change in bloom as the wet season approaches. The stellar piece is uniquely crafted with 750 yellow gold, 71 Keshi baroque pearls from Australia’s south sea ranging from five to 12 millimetres, 95 3.25-carat white diamonds and 456 8.01-carat yellow diamonds.

These unique one-of-a-kind drop earrings by Mizuki are made with Tahitian baroque pearls from the black lip oyster. Encrusted with slice diamonds these extraordinary accessories are unlike any other.

Reversible Megisti Turquoise Cocktail Ring by Paspaley
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Paspaley’s Megisti turquoise cocktail ring is reversible to reflect different moods. On one side is the vibrant blues which resemble water droplets on a rocky shore, paying homage to the original home of the pearl. The other side is designed with mother-of-pearl and features a Keshi pearl secured in the centre. Additionally, the graceful ring is made of 18-karat white gold and 162 0.95-carat white diamonds.

A new addition to luxury pearl jeweller Paspaley is the graceful Lavalier Noir hanging necklace. The signature design allows customers to pick the pearl they place inside, meaning you can add a baroque beauty to the dainty net. The design features 18-karat white gold, 68 4.1-carat black opals, mother-of-people, 154 0.95-carat white diamonds and two 8-10 millimetre drop pearls.

Paspaley Lavalier Noir hanging necklace

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