Keshi Pearls and Seed Pearls

Keshi pearls and Seed pearls The word Keshi means seed in Japanese, All Keshi pearls have the most wonderful iridescent quality and exceptional lustre. This is due to the multitude of nacre layers they have and how the light plays on their surface. A keshi pearl can have one of two origins, a natural pearl... Continue Reading →

Different types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured South Sea and Tahitian Pearls Proud to be beautiful, large and lustrous in white, silvery white and gold These would be South Sea pearls they are mainly 9-16mm in diameter although they can be well over 20mm in diameter; their nucleus is made from a mother of pearl bead, or resin. Their nacre covering... Continue Reading →

How cultured are you about Cultured Pearls?

Cultured pearls start their existence by the introduction of an irritant into a mollusc by man, after which the process is continued solely by the metabolism of the living mollusc. Once the technician implants the irritant bead into a pearl bearing mollusc adding a graft made from epithelial cells the process can begin, in this... Continue Reading →

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