Pearls have a variety of shapes, with the classic round and drop shapes being the most popular to wear.
The different qualities of a pearl's Shape in the GIA Pearl Description System are:
|Near-round||Almost spherical, with some minor variations|
|Oval||Symmetrical, rounded and oblong|
|Button||Symmetrical, slightly flattened|
|Drop||Symmetrical, pear shaped|
|Semi-baroque||Irregular, not quite symmetrical|
|Baroque||A pearl with an irregular shape|