Gece Gece only uses authentic cultural and freshwater pearls.
The Tahitian pearl (or black pearl) is an organic gem formed from the black lip oyster. These come in various shapes, sizes and tints. Gece Gece carefully selects each Tahitian Pearl to fit each silhouette.
Tahitian pearls are the only naturally dark pearls on the market. They are never dyed and often dark gray, charcoal and green with various overtones. These overtones appear to shimmer over the dark body of the pearl, creating a unique look.
These pearls are grown in freshwater lakes, rivers, and ponds. Although many are white and resemble the akoya cultured pearls in shape and size, they can also be produced in various shapes and in an array of pastel colors. Many freshwater pearls don’t have a bead nucleus — only a piece of tissue — resulting in a pearl with thicker nacre than the akoya.
In terms of color, these pearls are commonly found in white or cream shades with beautiful overtones of pink, cream and lavender.
Keshi pearls are a shape of pearl rather than a type in itself. The unique shape comes from their formation process. Keshi pearls have no standard shape and are mostly free-form in appearance. These pearls are also called poppy seed pearls or seed pearls (Keshi means poppy in Japanese), can be long and thin like pieces of coral, round or oval. Every piece of Keshi pearl jewelry is one of a kind due to these unique shapes.