"Kayla" - Keshi Pearl and Rose Gold Bridal Earrings
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Handcrafted with incredibly beautiful Keshi pearls (natural) ranging in color from ivory to light peach and pale lilac these unique bridal earrings are paired with oversized ear wires that are hand-forged in 14K rose gold-filled wire and hammered for added texture and strength.
Overall length of the earring is 65mm (approx. 2 1/2").
Known for their glowing luster and baroque shape, Keshi pearls are small non-nucleated pearls, considered "accidents" of the pearl cultivation process. When the Japanese began to culture Akoya pearls, the name keshi was given to by-products that were created after rejection of a bead nucleus. In these instances, a bit of mantle tissue, shell fragment or microorganism became lodged in the oyster’s inner lining causing it to secrete nacre. The accidental invaders would then grow and harden into baroque-shaped, all-nacre seed pearls. Keshi pearls are completely freeform and are the closest cultured pearl equivalent to natural pearls on the market.