The oval, button, or drop pearl shapes all share the characteristic of symmetry. Spherical pearl price depends on their degree of roundness, just as symmetrical pearl price depends on their degree of symmetry. The most valuable symmetrical pearls will have a balanced AAA shape. They will be well proportioned without bulges, or irregularities. When cut in half, both halves of the pearl would appear identical. These pearls make the most popular pearl jewelry.
The finest drop shaped pearls can be priced to match the best of spherical pearls. Of course other value factors are taken into account here as well. The drop shaped pearl must have no blemishes and possess deep AAA luster. These drop shaped pearls can and often do make exquisite pearl earrings, pearl pendants and pearl broaches.