Exquisitely crafted earrings by Robin Wells, handmade in her Perth studio. Embossed sterling silver with Baroque fresh water pearls.
Baroque pearls are pearls with an irregular non-spherical shape. Shapes can range from minor aberrations to distinctly ovoid, curved, pinch, or lumpy shapes. Most cultured fresh water pearls are baroque because freshwater pearls are mantle-tissue nucleated instead of bead nucleated. Cultured salt water pearls can also be baroque, but tend to be more teardrop-shaped due to the use of a spherical nucleation bead.