Girl With A Pearl Earring - What are Baroque Pearls？
Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Meisje met de parel) is an oil painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, dated c. 1665. Going by various names over the centuries, it became known by its present title towards the end of the 20th century after the earring worn by the girl portrayed there. The work has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902 and has been the subject of various literary and cinematic treatments.①
The picture of the girl looking back is impressive. The 10mm baroque pearl companion and the girl’s eyes in the painting attracted everyone’s sight. The movie of the same name starring Scarlett Johansson② makes everyone better see the baroque pearl's charm.
Baroque is an artistic style that expresses freedom and releases oneself. Baroque pearls are general term for special-shaped pearls. Both seawater and freshwater pearls have the potential to become Baroque pearls. Before pearl culture technology has become popular,
Most natural pearls will grow into Baroque pearls. It is precisely because of pearls cultivation that we can see so many Perfect round pearls.
The baroque pearls shapes we often talk about generally have Round, Rice, Fireball and Keshi.
-Round baroque refers to this kind of pearls. That is not smooth but the shape is still round.
-Rice-shaped Baroque is generally elliptical, and some have small tails.
-Fireball Baroque, this kind is generally bigger and shaped like a fireball
-Keshi is like the potato chips you eat at home, uh, it may be thicker than potato chips , also called petal pearls or soufflé pearls.
Baroque pearls also have rich colors. Of course, due to its various irregular shapes, the result of the interaction between nacre and light is changed.
This also makes the color of the baroque surface luster different from the flawless round pearl
Generally, this kind of luster that is different from the body color is called Overtone
On the surface of baroque pearls, this colorful rainbow-like Overtone is called Orient
Very gorgeous and impressive
Irregular Baroque pearls have always been the darling of designers. Starting from the 16th century, use of Baroque pearls as design elements, jewelry that embodies religious and mythological stories has had a profound impact on current designs.
Now that the industrial technology has matured, Baroque pearls also have more abundant designs and choices. They have gradually changed from exclusive jewelry of nobles to a fashion symbol.
I think it is precisely because of this irregularity that inspired people to express an inspiration, maybe only when breaking through a certain limit,
You can have such a flourished mind. Pearls are like people in many cases, maybe we are not sure what kind of people we become, But it can be a beautiful thing through different expressions.