These copper coloured keshi pearls are beautifully organic and add real drama to an outfit. Like something worn by a woodland nymph, the twig like appearance of these pearls look like they came from a forest rather than the sea.
Keshi come from a Japanese word for poppyseed. When an oyster or mussel produces a pearl it forms around an object like a grain of sand or a glass bead that is inserted into the mollusk. That's why many pearls are round. Keshi pearls form without adding an object into the pearl and so they are much rarer.
This necklace has been photographed with a daylight bulb on the left and a flourescent light on the right to show you the colour difference between natural and artifical light.