Shape of a Pearl

The shape of a pearl varies to a great degree.  The following shapes can evolve from a cultured pearl:

  • Round - perfect round (roll across the top of a bench)
  • Oval - has a definite shape and tapered at both ends
  • Teardrop - is slightly more tapered at one end than the other
  • Keshi - seedless pearls and very odd shaped but very high in lustre
  • Button - a round that is flat on one side
  • Circle - definite circles imprinted on the face of the pearl. One, two or sometimes more circles on each pearl.

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