"Maura" - Keshi Pearls and Cubic Zirconia Bridal Necklace and Earrings Set
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Lustrous Keshi pearls in a soft cream color with blush undertones are enhanced by delicate cubic zirconia with a fierce sparkle. Sterling silver chain and components.
Overall length of the necklace is 18" (approx. 46cm) with a 3" (approx. 7.6cm) extension chain for comfortable sizing. Closure is a sterling silver stylized heart clasp, with a pearl charm for added detail. Earrings are 1.5" (approx. 3.8cm) long.
Handcrafted - One of a kind.
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.