A large and lovely pair of Akoya Keshi Pearls Crocheted Silver Earrings by Catherine Marche.
Handcratfted in London with Sterling Silver wire adorned with shimmering white Keshi pearls.
What is a Keshi pearl? I hear you asking...
Keshi comes from the Japanese word Poppy (ケシ, 芥子), as the shape of these pearls may sometimes evoke a poppy flower.
They 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.
Keshi aren’t found in large quantities and are an extremely rare form of pearl and can take several years to form.
Keshi Pearls Crocheted Silver Earrings by Catherine Marche listed in:
, Festival Jewellery, PEARLS, WEDDING, Sterling Silver, Ready to Ship, £100-£150, CATHERINE MARCHE