Australian South Sea Keshi 2.23gm 14x12mm Pearl

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 14 x 12 x 12mm
Weight (carats) 11.15 carats
No Treatment


Australian Pearl Specialist


Pearl Type: South Sea Pearl (Pinctada maxima)

Origin: Cape York Northern Australia

Shape: Baroque

Size: 14x12mm

Weight: 2.23gram

Surface: B

Lustre: AA

Colour: Silver



Keshi Pearls are as close as we get to natural pearl from a farm environment. These very individual pearls are usually irregular in shape and are priced by weight as opposed to size.

The international term keshi means ‘poppy seed’ in Japanese, and is a reference to the small size of these pearls, which are seldom more than a few millimetres in diameter.

Keshi pearls are popular because they are made of solid nacre and usually have a bright lustre. Their irregular shape can be a stimulus and challenge to jewellery designers and some of the most innovative jewellery is made using them.

At Colonial South Sea Pearl we pride ourselves in offering only high quality jewellery made in Australia at an affordable price. All our products are individually selected for their quality, workmanship and attention to detail.

Condition: 100% Brand New;



There are six pearl grading factors we use to grade South Sea pearls:

Pearl Shape: Round, Semi-Round, Semi-Baroque, Ringed or Circle, Baroque.

Pearl Size: 8MM to 18MM.

Pearl Surface Quality: Clean (A), Light Blemished (B), Moderately Blemished (C), Heavily Blemished (D).

Pearl Luster: Very high (AAA), High (AA), Medium (A), Soft (B).

Pearl Nacre Thickness: Thick, Thin.

Pearl Color: Body color plus overtone.



The Australian South Sea pearl comes from the Pinctada maxima oyster and is the largest and rarest of all pearl oysters, and produces the finest and most beautiful pearl nacre of any mollusc.

Divers collect the wild oysters by hand in the pristine waters off north-west Australia. They are then taken to pearl farms, where they are nurtured in the hope that they will produce a gem quality pearl. Not every oyster will produce a pearl, and apart from rare exceptions, most will produce only one pearl at a time.


Here are a few simple tips for caring for your precious pearl

Some chemicals may harm pearls. Wait until after applying makeup, perfume and hair products before putting on pearl jewellery. Wipe pearl jewellery with a soft cloth before putting it away. Store pearl jewellery wrapped in a soft cloth to protect it from rubbing against harder gems or abrasive objects. Occasionally clean your pearls gently with a cloth dipped in alcohol diluted with warm water or in mild soapy water. Rinse the cloth in fresh water and wipe pearls clean. Dry with a soft cloth.


Postage and packaging:  All items come individually packed in a pouch or display box and are securely packaged in a padded bag we offer. Postage rates as set out below unless otherwise stated.

Domestic postage - Australia Economy Post $4.00 (3 to 7 days) or Australia Registered Post $7.50 (3 to 7 Days) Australia Express Post $12.00 (2 to 3 Days)

Worldwide Postage - Australia International Economy Post $7.00 (7 to 21 Days) or Australia International Registered Post with tracking $20.00 (7 to 14 Days) or Australia Post International Express $35.00 (3 to 7 Days)

Please note: Non-registered option your purchase is not insured and any non-delivery or loss becomes your responsibility. We highly recommend the registered mail option when checking out. (Prices quoted in Australian Dollars)

Combine postage - same postage cost regardless of the number of items

Please Note:    Pictures have been enlarged to show detail.  Please refer to measurements for actual size.

We endeavour at all times to take the most true to life pictures possible. However, cameras often pick up colours and light differently and variations may occur.


We sell genuine quality Pearl and customer satisfaction is important to us. If, for any reason you are not completely happy with your purchase please contact us before leaving feedback.

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