Keshi pearls (also called reborn, cornflake pearls or poppy seed pearls) occur when cultured oysters "spit out" the nucleus implanted by the pearl growers as the base for a cultured pearl. Without having that central core, the oyster creates a flat, irregular shaped pearl of pure nacre. Because they are pure nacre, Keshi pearls have an amazing lustre and shine. They occur in a range of natural colours running from silver grey, through cream, champagne, warm rich peach and heather pink. They can also be tinted to create other amazing colours. Because pearl growers now X-ray their oysters to find the rebels, very few Keshi pearls are ever allowed to develop and they are now extremely rare.
We have managed to get hold of limited quantities of Keshi pearls and have had them made into a range of stunning necklaces. As with all Keshi pearls, every pearl is unique so every necklace is slightly different.
This necklace is made up of a single strand of Keshi pearls, and comes in two lovely colours: Ivory & Peach. Hand strung on a double string, knotted between each pearl to prevent movement and finished with a chunky sterling silver clasp.
They make stunning bridal jewellery, and look lovely against both traditional and contemporary wedding dresses.