Imagine a pearl.
You are probably thinking of a round, white object typically worn in necklaces or earrings. This is the typical pearl that has been loved worldwide for centuries; however, many people may have become bored with the traditional pearl look. This has led many fashion designers to come up with unconventional designs that have made a profound impact on the pearl industry.
One of the biggest changes we've seen is the change in pearl color. Most people think of pearls as being 'white,' when in actuality, pearls are available in a wide spectrum of colors.
Natural pearls come in pastels, shades of white, black, peacock and other vibrant hues.
Freshwater Pearls can be found in a variety of colors such as pink, white, black, grey, blue, lavender and brown. Freshwater Pearls are popular due to the fact that they are not only beautiful but affordable.
People often forget pearls come in a myriad of different shapes. We tend to assume all pearls are round but they actually grow in shapes such as oval, pearl-shape, teardrop, irregular and circled, ridged with rings.
Ultimately, traditional pearls are still very popular in the market but due to affordability, many people have switched to the unconventional shapes.