02 February 2015

Pear Pearl Pendant Earrings

I am a sucker for pear-shaped pearl pendants, especially if they're earrings. I think it's because Princess Diana always wore those pearl pearl earrings with the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara:


These pear-shaped pearls are also often referred to as Oriental or Baroque pearls, although "Oriental" is an archaic name for them, and "Baroque" most often refers to misshapen pearls that are not shaped like pears. This is a selection of similar pear pearl pendant earrings:

Pearl and diamond pendant earrings, 1880.

Diamond and pearl earrings.

Diamond and pearl earrings.

Diamond and pearl earrings, early 20th century.

Natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of magnificent natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, early 20th century.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, early 20th century and later.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond ear clips, early 20th century.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond earrings, circa 1900.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, circa 1920.

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, late 19th century.

Pear of natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of platinum, gold, natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of platinum, natural pearl and diamond earrings.

Pair of pearl and diamond pendant earrings.

Pair of pearl drop and diamond earrings, 1890.