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A type of pearl that is drop-shaped (although often called 'pear-shaped').
Such pearls are frequently used suspended from a pendant or brooch, singly or in threes, or from an earring. They are sometimes Chinese drilled, to be sewn on a garment.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson