This set consists of a Japanese akoya pearl necklace and pair of earrings in a 8.5-9.0mm size, all with beautiful and lustrous pearls in AA+ quality (pearl quality can be upgraded below). All pearls in this set are round and are strung with silk thread and double-knotted between each pearl. This necklace comes standard with a beautiful 14K gold clasp, as well as matching gold earring posts. The necklace is available in 16, 17, and 18 inch length.Known as the 'icon' of cultured pearls, Akoya pearls have graced the necks, ears, fingers, and wrists of women for decades. The Pearl Source imports their Akoya pearls from the saltwaters of Japan, grown in the Pinctada fucata oyster. All of our Akoya pearl necklaces are made on site, and our extensive experience and careful attention to detail allows us to create truly beautiful Akoya pearl necklaces..