Keshi Pearls & Purple Jade.
Stunning Large Keshi Pearls and purple Jade necklace. This strand offers a highly versatile alternative to a classic white strand. A perfect mix of classic and new, These smooth, gleaming beauties will get you nothing but looks of envy!
Necklace measure 18".
~Keshi pearls are formed after the cultured pearl is removed, either on purpose or the oyster has spit it out. Then a pearl sac is formed. Keshi pearls are exceptionally lustrous because they are 100% solid nacre!! Extra large Keshis are very very rare. These pearls are approximately 1 and 1/4" long by 1" to 1 and 1/4" wide - that's over 30 mm in diameter!!! So, why are they not found more often? That's because today, South Sea pearl farms have a process where they x-ray oysters to see if the core has been expelled. If there is no core at the center, the mollusc is either discarded or another core or nucleus is put in it to form a round pearl. A mollusc without a nucleus has to be kept alive for a long time to form a large sac. Collecting several LARGE ones, enough to make a necklace must have taken many many years. And these keshi pearls most likely were collected by a pearl farmer and then made into a necklace.
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