Evaluating factors
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Shape

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Common shapes found are round, button, drop, circle and baroque.

round Rounds are the most expensive. Drops are the second.
button Button Shape, which is round on top and has a flat bottom would follow. Circle pearls and baroque are the least expensive.
circle A Circle Pearl is a pearl that has a ring like formation that appears to be grooved in the pearl itself. They can be positioned anywhere from the top, middle or bottom of the pearl.
baroque Baroque pearls are misshapen and have no symmetry.
Drop Drop pearls are like water drops and exhibit at least one line of symmetry.

Pendant Necklace A pendant made from a Black Tahitian Pearl.

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