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Milwaukee, WI 53202

414-276-1780

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KESHI PEARLS

Keshi is a term derived from the Japanese word for "poppy seed." During the culturing process a shell bead is inserted into the oyster or mussel. Sometimes a foreign matter or piece of tissue used to create the pearl sac can get lodged in the mollusk. This can form a Keshi pearl. 


Keshi are often very high in lustre because they are usually mainly nacre. Keshi can form in all of the different mollusks that form cultured pearls.