Baroque pearls are pearls that have an irregular shape. They tend to be non-symmetrical, coming in a wide array of shapes like ovoid, curved, pinch or lump shapes. They can also resemble a cross or stick shape. More »

One way to identify antique pearls is by the type of pearl being presented. Jewelry makers predominantly used natural pearls up until the 1920s, and then they began to use cultured pearls during the Jazz Age. The only tr... More » Hobbies & Games Collecting

Determine the authenticity and value of pearls by conducting the tooth test and inspecting the color, surface thickness, luster, shape and size of the pearl as well as any blemishes. This process does not require any spe... More »

The Baroque style had many characteristics, but the foliage motifs, the marquetry and the putti are some of the most recognizable features. The word "putti" is Italian for "boys," and it refers to the popular use of infa... More »

Major features of Baroque art included dramatic effects emphasizing movement and dynamism to create a heightened emotional state in the viewer. The Baroque period in Western art began around 1600 and ended around 1750. More »

Pearls come in two primary types: natural pearls that form unaided by humans and cultured pearls that humans cultivate with care. Cultured pearls fall into four main groups based on the type of water body and location. T... More » Beauty & Fashion Jewelry & Watches Precious Metals & Gems

There are several ways to sell pearls, such as at an auction, through an online market, on a peer-to-peer auction site, at a dealer or at a pawnbroker. Selling at an auction is a method which offers the best profit retur... More » Beauty & Fashion Jewelry & Watches Precious Metals & Gems