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The shape of the pearls

There are different types of pearls depending on their origin: Freshwater, Akoya, Tahiti, Australian, etc. But they are not only distinguished by their origin, their shape is also important. Do you think you know them all?

Just in case, we'll tell you!


They are round in appearance in their front part and somewhat more flattened in the back. Inexpensive and perfect if you are looking for something classic, since once on they resemble, saving the distances, the round ones.

They are also ideal in designs that have frames from behind since the flat part is covered.

See our collection of cultured pearl button earrings here.

Perla cultivada Botón

Example of pearl button with rear mount.

Rounded or high button

They are the intermediate point between the Button and the Round ones. They are not quite spherical, but they are very close. As it says in English "a great value for the price". They are also known as Semi-Round.

See our collection of semi-round cultured pearl earrings here.

Perla cultivada Botón Alto.

The difference with respect to the round ones can be appreciated when looking at its profile.


They are the pearls that everyone thinks of just hearing the word "pearl". They are the most valuable, since they are very scarce. A timeless classic, they never go out of style and look good on any occasion.

See our collection of round cultured pearl earrings here.

Pendientes de perlas redondas

Water Drop or Pear

As the name suggests, these pearls have the oval shape of a drop of water or a pear. They are perfect for designs in which the pearl dangles. Despite not being round, they are considered fairly uniform and are highly valued by designers.

See our collection of water drop cultured pearl earrings here.

pendientes de perlas pera o lágrima

Coin or Currency

The name says it all, these pearls have the flattened shape of a coin. They are curious and elegant, an ideal option if you are looking for something different.

Pendientes de perlas moneda


They are very original pearls , irregular and unique. They give rise to all kinds of designs and are the ideal option if you are looking for something original. Because they are not uniform, large pearls can be found at more affordable prices.

See our collection of baroque cultured pearl earrings here.

Pendientes de perlas barrocas


Just like the baroque ones, these pearls are irregular and even more original.

All pearls are created by inserting a nucleus into the oyster or mussel, however, the Keshi are the exception and for this reason, in addition to being very exotic, they are all mother-of-pearl, so they have a very intense shine.

We at Secret & You are proud to be one of the few to offer these pearls!

View our collection of Keshi cultured pearl earrings and necklaces here.

Pendientes de perlas Keshi

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