What is a Keshi?

It is a byproduct in pearl cultivation. When the oyster rejects the nucleus intentionally or unintentionally, it can form a Keshi from the epithelial cells of the mantle tissue. These nucleus-less pearls are small in diameter and have a baroque shape. These small, irregular pearls are highly valued.

They may be incorporated into more casual or creative jewelry designs or used in craft projects or other decorative items.In some cases, Keshi pearls may be used as accents in fashion accessories such as handbags or shoes, or incorporated into clothing or other garments in a decorative way. Their unique appearance and the interesting story behind their formation may also make them attractive to fashion designers and consumers who appreciate more unconventional or artisanal pieces.

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