Keshi pearl & tourmaline(Sold!)
Keshi pearl and pink tourmaline pendant, set in 14 karat gold.
We have made matching earrings with pink tourmaline
Keshi pearls are a phenomenon in the world of pearls. It is a natural side effect of pearl cultivation. Forms on rare occassions in the mussel (in addition to "normal" pearls) The mossel spontaneously releases a piece of mother of pearl. These pieces of pearl are called "keshi pearls" or "keshi's."
Since keshi's form completely natural (and therefore is not initiated by man), they often have the characteristic jagged shape. Who chooses a piece of jewelry with a keshi pearl, thus choose a unique jewel. Think about it: the chance that you'll ever find a completely identical keshi pearl is virtually nil. The quality of keshi pearls, just like regular pearls, vari greatly. The keshi's we use are among the top 3% of all keshi pearls in the world.
Made from 14ct yellow gold, using a technique called reticulation. Reticulation permits the artists to create unique textures in gold. It takes a deft hand on the torch to get the desired results. With reticulation you can texture a surface of gold. It produces a ridged or ripply surface through controlled heating. The ridges of a reticulated surface are more pronounced than any other surface treatment. You can never get the same result twice, so a piece is always unique.
Keshi Pearl: 13x15mm
Tourmaline: 1x 3mm and 1x 2mm
Collier: 14 karat gold (46cm)
one of a kind !