Let's talk about Keishi Pearls

What are Keishi pearls?

Keishi pearls are grown from the empty pouch inside the host oyster after the first batch of pearls have been removed.  As there is no core (nuclea) in the oyster, the continuously secreted nacre as a result forms an irregular shaped nugget which has an extremely intense lustre. These nuggets are called Keishi pearls, meaning re-born pearls. The intense lustre with natural peach, pink, purple or cream colours and irregular shape makes them an ideal piece of gemstone to be used in designer jewellery.

Surprise, surprise Orchira uses Keishi pearls in many of our designs, but today I will just highlight one of these.