This mini packs a punch! "Keshi," the Japanese word for "poppy" is a rare type of pearl composed entirely of nacre. This delicate pearl is strung on a buttery gold chain, on our signature rotating bail. We think she looks like an antique perfume bottle! So light and classy, great as a delicate focal piece for layering, or stunning on its own
- Keshi Pearls are unlike other cultured pearls. Normally a cultured pearl is formed when an irritant, usually a small bit of shell, is implanted into a mollusk. The mollusk secretes "nacre," the lustrous substance that makes up a pearl, to cover the implanted nucleus. A Keshi is actually formed when the mollusk rejects that nucleus! An empty sac remains where the implanted nucleus once was, and a pearl is grown entirely of nacre. Technically they are neither cultured nor natural, since they are a rare byproduct of the culturing process.
- Because a Keshi is composed entirely of nacre, they are valued by weight like gemstones!
- South Sea Pearls are known for their sumptuous irredescence and color quality.
- We use only responsibly sourced, cultured pearls.
- 14k Yellow gold, a blend of recycled and fairmined metal
- Pearl: South Sea Keshi
- Ships in 3-5 days