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Baroque, Keshi and Oval Pearl Necklaces

keshi pearl necklaceWhilst traditional round pearls command the highest prices, you can get an awful lot of pearl for your money with a different shape.

Baroque, keshi and oval pearls started life with the ambition to be round, but something happened along the way. Pearl connoisseurs argue whether such pearls are more 'natural' than cultured pearls but it doesn't matter. You either like them or you don't.

Keshi Pearl Necklace
Keshi (or Keishi) pearls form when the mollusc rejects the implanted nucleus and makes it's own pearl. Keshi pearls are noted for their free-form shapes and shimmering rainbow lustre. The 10mm pearls are strung on silk thread and fitted with a 22 carat gold vermeil (gold over a sterling silver base) or sterling silver clasp. We make these necklaces in 18-inch lengths only.
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keishi pearl necklace with 10mm pearls
18" Necklace. Choose your clasp

Freshwater Pearl Necklace with 8-9mm Oval Pearls
oval pearls are measured across the pearls round diameterOval shaped pearls sometimes develop when two growing pearls join together. The 8-9mm size is measured across the pearl’s round diameter – that is, at right angles to the thread – not along it’s length.
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pearl necklace with 8-9mm oval pearls
Necklace Length & Silver Fittings
Gold Vermeil Fittings

Baroque Single Pearl Necklace
These large pearls, famed for their 'just found on the seabed' look, are totally unique and sure to cause a stir. In natural daylight, baroques may exhibit the legendary 'pearl orient' - a kaleidoscope of colours that shimmer on the surface like the rainbow effect seen on a large soap bubble.
Choose your own pearl! (see below)

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large baroque pearl pendant
The top-quality, Class 1 pearls measure (approx) 15mm to 16mm in diameter then taper to a pendant bail with a silver chain (included). A polished wood box and Certificate of Authenticity complete the package.
The pearl you choose is the one you receive. Like snowflakes, no two are the same.
baroque single pearl necklace

baroque single pearl necklace

baroque single pearl necklace

Presentation, Delivery and Returns
pearl necklace boxes
  • baroques are presented in polished, sustainable wood cases. Keshi and oval pearl necklaces in lined, leather-look jewellery boxes.
  • all necklaces are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, guarantee, pearl care advice and a pearl care kit.
  • free, insured, UK delivery is within 4 working days of order.
  • returns may be made up to 30 days from delivery.
  • our terms of business exceed EU directives and UK legislation.
  • to ensure confidentiality, orders are sent in plain packages with no indication of the contents or the sender on the outside.
customer reviews

“Those keshi are the bees knees. My girlfriend wears them everywhere and gets lots of comments and not a little envy!”  
John McAllister, Carlisle.

five stars

certified quality

pearls are inspected, graded, signed and stamped by a specialist pearl graduate of the GIA

Inspected, certified, signed and stamped by a specialist GIA pearl graduate.

making our necklaces

making a pearl necklace
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It takes a bit longer and costs a little more but we think the end result is worth it - and so do our customers.

need a service or repair ?
we can restring or repair your necklace
Our aftercare service will help keep your necklace in tip-top condition.

necklace clasps
pearl necklace clasps
Are sterling silver, 22 carat gold vermeil, or 9 carat solid gold. They won't squash if the cat sits on them!

clasps that glitter
might be gold

types of gold used in jewellery

This 7 minute play video explains the types of gold used for necklace clasps. If you're comparing products, it can make quite a difference to the price!

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