Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Keshi Pearl

Under the very large umbrella of baroque pearls resides the very unique and lovely Keshi Pearl.

The word "Keshi" is Japanese and means poppy seed. Keshi pearls can be freshwater or saltwater and vary in size and shape, however, the main element common to all Keshi pearls is they do not have a nucleus.

They are most often referred to as having a "corn flake" shape. The bottom line is the Keshi is a reject. This meaning that the oyster (salt) or mollusk (fresh) spits out the nucleus before the development of the pearl has had the opportunity to finish. Natures reject has become a very treasured and loved type of pearl-available in a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes.

Our newest Keshi combo necklace/bracelet/earrings in the "Yum Yum" colors of summer!

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