I am a lover of south sea pearls, thanks to being in Asia. One island understands how to create pieces of jewelry when it comes to south sea pearls is Bali. Everytime I come to Bali I always buy pearl accessories. On this occasion whilst reviewing WRetreatHotel Bali, I came across a boutique, called The Bali Pearl. This is a boutique, that specializes in very exotic pearls. One of those pearls are called Keshi.

These bespoke jewelry pieces use other materials such as silver, gold and diamonds to create modern pearl designs which are exquisite. If you’re staying at the WHotelBali, do invest time to buy some Keshi pearls. They are rare, and worth the investment. The guys from The Bali Pearl,  Ivan & Steven really know their pearl history and with every purchase you get a certified certificate.  They are not pushy at all and allow you plenty of time to digest your purchases. If there is a particular design you are after, don’t worry they can create it for you,

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The Bali Pearl South Sea Pearl & Keshi (5)

Keshi

Keshi aren’t found in large quantities and are an extremely rare form of pearl. In fact, true Japanese Keshi pearls are from the Japanese Akoya Oyster found only in the Sea of Japan. Keshi, from the Japanese word for “poppy seed”, can take seven years to form. They are created under difficult circumstances: naturally and in a controlled environment. The versatility of the Keshi pearl is due in part to the fact that they come in many shapes, hues, lusters, colors and sizes.  Keshi can range from pure white to tones of gray, blue, green, pink and yellow. One of the remarkable things about keshi is that their color and luster remains unchanged through time.

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Keshi Earings

Keshi Earings

Where Do Pearls Fit Regarding Trends In 2016?

That myth that pearls are only for old ladies is still strong amongst younger women. I want to inspire you that pearls in 2016, for me are the new diamonds. If created in the right setting they can really make your outfit look very chic. You have to find what suits you and for me here in Bali, the rings are catered for big fingers like me. Therefore pearls, make my hands look elegant and refined. My love for the Keshi pearl, is one that I will treasure and encourage you to team it with anything. Keshi pearls are very versatile and combing them with other materials is what works for the younger lady. This  looks fabulous on the red carpet, with denim at a catwalk or even having a cocktail.

Keshi in diamond settings

Keshi in diamond settings

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South Sea Pearl

A cheaper option depending on the materials used is the south sea pearls. They also can look very trendy and in the right setting it can complete a look making your everyday wear very chic. I wear mine all the time depending what events I head too.

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The Bali Pearl South Sea Pearl & Keshi (1)

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