My next shows are rapidly approaching and I cannot wait to bring you a Today's Special Value that we have never been able to do before – either in the UK or the US!
Honora have finally collected enough 8mm – 9mm cultured keishi pearls that we are able to bring you a 46cm (18") necklace at extraordinary value for money.
If you're unsure about what keishi pearls are, I'll explain what makes them so special so you can get as excited about the TSV as I am!
The first thing you need to know about keishi pearls is that they happen to be some of the most lustrous pearls available! Cultured keishi pearls are what we call "second generation pearls", in other words, they are pearls that form after the first wave of freshwater pearls have already been removed from the molluscs.
Once the first round of pearls are removed from freshwater molluscs, they are placed back in the water to grow second generation pearls with incredible lustre. As the pearl molluscs mature, they develop a brighter lustre which is why you will notice an almost metallic sheen coming off of them.
Unlike most cultured pearls, there is no nucleus or irritant used to start the growth of keishi pearls. Once the molluscs are placed back into the water, pearl growth continues in the crevasses that once held the original harvest of freshwater pearls. This means that even though man is helping to the start the cultivation process, keishi pearls are still the closest cultured pearl to 'natural' on the market today.
Until recently, there weren't enough keishi pearls available on the market to bring a significant volume of these beautiful pearls to QVC in the kinds of quanitity required for a Today's Special Value. As cultured pearl harvests have increased, so has the production of high-quality keishi pearls and we are finally able to bring cultured keishi pearls to you in a big way!
It took a little patience and a lot of collecting on our part, but I really think you are going to fall in love with these unique and vibrant pearls. We are bringing this necklace to QVC in our newest colours – Sky Blue, fan favourite Cherry and classic White. We're also treating you to one of our newest colour combinations, but I think I'll leave that one as a surprise!
I look forward to seeing you on Friday 9th July for over eight hours of fabulous pearl jewellery!
Tune on for Honora Pearls at 12am – 2am, 12pm, 3pm – 5pm and 8pm – 10pm on Friday 9th July.
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