|Buying pearls online can be difficult, especially if you are not familiar with pearl sizes. For those who aren't sure what pearl diameter they prefer, we have provided these images comparing pearl sizes to a U.S. dime.
The image above is not actual size. For those who are still having difficulty visualizing the size of each diameter, you may print the Pearl Diameter Guide in PDF format (284 kb). The printed version of this file will show actual size. Verify the document has printed correctly by placing an actual dime over the coin's image. If it is not actual size, make sure Adobe Acrobat is not scaling the document to fit your printer's settings. If you need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Akoya Pearls range in size from as small as 3.0mm to as large as 9.5mm. Pearls below 7.0mm are considered small in size. 7.0mm until 8.0mm are generally the more popular sizes selected for necklaces, while anything above 8.0mm is considered to be more rare and valuable, especially in the higher qualities.