This beautiful Akoya pearl necklace ranges between 8.5-9.0mm in size and consists of pearls with high luster and clean surfaces. Our AA+ quality meets The Pearl Source's stringent standards for high quality pearls and are offered at a very affordable price. This necklace is also customizable and can be upgraded to a higher quality (including AAA Quality and Hanadama Quality) and larger size. All pearls in this necklace are round and are strung with silk thread and double-knotted between each pearl. This necklace comes standard at an opera length of 36 inches, which is great for women that are looking for versatility with their strand. This necklace comes standard with a beautiful 14K gold clasp, though premium clasps can be selected for an additional cost.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. Included with this item is a complementary pearl polishing cloth, giving you the ability to maintain this necklace's elegant beauty for years to come.