ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS STRAND of WHITE MALUKU ISLANDS SOUTH SEA KESHI PEARLS Item # : 140 8626 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Type : Natural color South Sea Keshi Pearls ~ cultured Amount of pearls : One strand with 11 pcs. loose pearls * All photos are taken from the actual item * Weight : 3.30 grams = 16.5 ct. Dimensions : Assorted from approx. 13.81 x 5.76 x 5.27 mm (largest pearl in this strand) to approx. 5.16 x 4.66 x 2.72 mm (smallest pearl) Length of Strand : approx. 4.7 cm = 1.85 inches Shape : Assorted baroque-shaped Keshi pearls Nacre : Fully nacre Color : White body Overtone color : A lustrous cream white cream overtone with a beautiful silken glow (slightly shaded) Surface : Clean baroque Luster : Excellent Quality : A-Grade / AA+ to AAA * To read more about pearls look at our custom link: GUIDES * Origin : Maluku Islands - “The Spice Islands” / Indonesia Treatment : None ~ 100 % organic saltwater cultured pearl and natural color Drilling : These pearls are fully drilled and strung temporarily. This strand does not have a clasp and is not a ready to wear jewelry. Definition of Keshi : A Keshi is a pearl without a nucleus formed by accident as a by-product of a pearl culturing operation. Keshi pearls are formed when the oyster rejects and spits out the implanted nucleus before the culturing process is complete, or the implanted mantle tissue fractures and forms separate pearl sacs without nuclei. These pearl sacs eventually produce pearls without a nucleus. 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. Most Keshi, in fact, have a greater luster than even the highest quality cultured pearls. The fact that Keshi pearls are solid nacre does not, however, give them the classification of natural pearls. This is because Keshi are a bi-product of the culturing process, and not a natural occurrence. Keshi pearls, especially Tahitian and South Sea Keshi, were once quite the bargain, yet beautiful and unique pieces. Today, Keshi pearls are much rarer. This is because Tahitian and South Sea pearl farms are now x-raying oysters to determine whether or not the nucleus has been expelled. When a nucleus-free oyster is found they are then re-nucleated before a Keshi has time to form. This practice has made Keshi pearls much more of a rare find than they once used to be. The word Keshi means "poppy seed" in Japanese, and these pearls are often also referred to as "poppy seed pearls." Remarks : South Sea Pearls are among the rarest of all pearls that are available. South Sea Pearls are among the rarest of all pearls that are available. Since the dawn of civilization, pearls have been one of the most priced possessions of mankind. Like gold or jewels, they hold an irresistible allure for people as a symbol of rare beauty and wealth. There were times when pearls were harvested one by one from wild oysters living under the sea. Today there are not many traditional divers that still search for natural pearls in this manner. Instead high-quality South Sea pearls are cultivated in farms in the pristine waters of the Indonesian archipelago. These extremely rare South Sea Keshi pearls are an inspiration from nature! The color is natural and does not have any enhancements. These South Sea Keshi pearls are simply beautiful. To touch this pearl is to touch the smoothness of silk! These Keshi pearls are made by nature; nurtured by man, every individual pearl carries with it the adventure, a history and a story, unique only to pearls. Now you have the opportunity to own these rare South Sea Keshi Pearls. Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object.Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection!» eCRATER Seller for over 10 Years» Very high Approval Rating» Outstanding Collection» German Ownership» Free FedEx shipping for purchases over US$ 500» Combine Shipping for 10 days» Secure Packing & Shipping Services» Secure Payment via PayPal» Items are guaranteed as described» Clear Return Policy» Fast Support Response» Outstanding Customer ServiceBack To TopVisit my eCRATER Store: AGUSTUS-CollectionAdd to Favorite Stores|Sign up for Store NewsletterHome|Guarantee & Return Policy|Store Policy|Shipping|Payment|Procedure|Guides|FAQs|About The SellerBack To Top Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.