We picked up an incredible treat for all of you at the JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show this past June, and have been keeping it under wraps as a surprise just for this coming Holiday Season. Introducing these very unique and rare Chinese Kasumi-Style Metallic Freshwater Baroque pearl necklaces! We have a limited offering of only 8 strands, and each is as gorgeous as the last, dusted with metallic golden overtones over shades of dusky rose, vivid peach and shades of pink tinged with lavender. Priced at $899 per 18-Inch, 10.0-13.5mm, AAA Quality strand, these pearls are a steal!
These one of a kind treasures have an extremely limited yearly harvest; while the cutting-edge cultivating technology of using a cultured pearl as a nucleus has been experimented with since the 1960’s in Lake Kasumigaura, Japan (hence the name Kasumi-Style), only recently has any kind of a regular production of fine, jewelry quality pearls been available to pearl dealers and collectors. Spotting a Kasumi pearl necklace is relatively easy, it’s telling the difference between high-dollar Japanese Kasumis or the relatively affordable Chinese Kasumi-Style lookalikes that get really tough- even for dealers!
True Japanese Kasumi pearls regularly fetch between $7,000-$15,000.00 per strand due to their rarity and origin; Chinese Kasumi-Style pearl strands are priced much more affordably at $500 for commercial qualities to $1,500.00 or so, and look nearly identical to their Japanese counterparts. Their rippled, metallic foil-like surface texture and large, off-round shapes make Kasumis very easy to spot, and are definitely a stand-out choice for anyone looking for jewelry that is completely unique and one of a kind.