This stunning three strand necklace of lime green cultured, freshwater Keshi pearls (10mm) works a treat with a t-shirt or a cocktail dress. And because of the ruffled, corn flake-like shape of the keshi pearls, with three strands, the necklace works like a ruff. Edgy and chic at the same time.
But of course the pearls are dyed. Mother nature does not produce lime green pearls. However, here's the thing about dyed pearls. As long as you don't spray perfume or hairspray onto the pearls, the colour remains. None of my pearls have ever faded.
Dyed pearls, which most pearls are, come about through a number of techniques. The one I know, through someone who has a pearl farm in China, is one in which the pearls are placed for a month or more in a container with a liquid saturated with a powder dye. Electrodes gently move the pearls about so that they are evenly coloured.
At the end of the necklace there are traditional handmade silver on hardened resin beads from Afghanistan (14 mm).
I have used a silver toggle clasp. Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.
The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.
The necklace is 18 inches long (46 cm).
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