Approximate length of keshi: 4.5 - 7 mm. Approximate thickness of keshi 2.5-3.0 mm. The price is for 1 strand. Unusual shape and color for japanese keshi.As japanese akoya keshi go, this is considered larger pearls. Please look at the ruler image for size. Ruler image in mm (millimeters). We sort, drill, and string all of the pearls in our office. Colors may vary due to light. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, regarding color, and welcome requests for additional details or photos. What are japanese keshi pearls.
To explain what japanese akoya saltwater keshi pearls are, one must start by explaining what they are not: keshi are not found in large quantities but are an extremely rare form of pearl. They are not freshwater pearls, which are harvested by tons. On the other hand, keshi are seawater pearls and are found in quantities from 1% to half of 1% of the total japanese akoya cultured pearl production. This item is made of pearl.