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Fabulous Strand of Large High Luster Keshi Pearls; Simple, and yet so beautiful! A very Rare Find in this size. The petal pearls can be manipulated to lay alternately flat on the neck, creating the effect of white rose petals strung round the neck. Pearl petals range from 16mm x 30mm to 21mm x 36mm; approx. length of necklace:18"; held by an unique gilt S/S clasp. The perfect necklace for a bride or for the woman who finds simplicity a statement of elegance!
Keshi pearls are unusual and hard to get; natural free shaped flat and somewhat chunky non-nucleated pearls, typically formed as by-products of pearl cultivation. Because the oyster has expelled the implanted nucleus of the pearl, the resulting Keshi pearl is 100% nacre. This gives it an especially lustrous and shimmering surface quality; having a greater luster than even the highest quality cultured pearls. A Japanese word also meaning poppy seed is used in Japan for all pearls that grew without a nucleus. Originally, Keshi pearls referred to those pearls formed when a bead nucleus was rejected. Rejected by Oysters, Loved by Humans!