An obvious identifier when it comes to the value of your pearls, is shape. While you might be accustomed to seeing round pearls, they are actually the rarest pearls. Other shapes include semi-round, button, drop, circle and baroque. I like to think that all pearl shapes are beautiful, just like us gals, so I don't judge my pearls based on shape alone! There are some gorgeous baroque shapes out there, and those tend to be well priced too, because of their individuality! Think of it like this, even though every pearl is different, I am able to create the same design using all my round pearls. When I use baroque pearls, the pearl jewellery is even more one of a kind and limited edition.