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Akoya Pearls

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Succumb to the perfectly round shape and eye-catching luster of Akoya Pearls. Enduring in quality and timeless in their appeal, our latest products are a favorite with brides to be.

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"Excellent service and product. Purchased a necklace and earrings as a birthday present for my daughter, it arrived within 3 days as stated and my daughter loves them."
"Excellent service and product. Purchased a necklace and earrings as a birthday present for my daughter, it arrived within 3 days as stated and my daughter loves them."
June 13, 2021
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The Pearl Source Comprehensive Guide to Buying an Akoya Pearl set

How are Akoya Pearls made?

Akoya Pearls are the most abundant type of saltwater pearls on the market today. Jewelers commonly use this classic pearl type to create elegant pearl necklaces. In addition to classic necklaces, often a bridal favorite, Akoya Pearls are also used in the creation of other types of pearl jewelry. These high-quality pearls also look amazing when used with other gems in jewelry. Set them with white gold clasps or yellow gold posts, and you have a masterpiece that will last a lifetime.

These remarkable creations are delicately formed in the Pinctada Fucata oyster, which is the smallest used on commercial farms. The superior gem quality and signature roundness derives from using a tiny piece of mantle tissue and mother pearl to compose a bead, which then goes on to become the pearl’s nucleus.

Where do they originally come from?

Hailing from Japan, fine Akoya Pearls are farmed to produce cultured pearl strands with stunning consistency, which has seen them revolutionize the world of fine jewelry. The first Cultured Akoya Pearl was made by Kokichi Mikimoto, whose father was a noodle shop owner, in 1893. Little did he know, his method of manually stimulating pearl production from Akoya oysters would go on to change the landscape of fine jewelry production forever.

Choosing the perfect Akoya Pearl color for your style

Japanese Akoya Pearls come in a lovely array of neutral colors, ranging from white to grey with pink, green or silver overtones. This makes them an exceptionally wearable addition to your wardrobe, as they can be effortlessly paired with other pearl types, gemstones, or even platinum and gold jewelry.

The different types of Akoya Pearl shapes

Due to their generally round consistency, matching your pearls is both simple and a seamless way to emanate sophistication. Available in sizes up to 11mm, they can also be found in entrancing Keshi and baroque shapes.

How to wear and style your Akoya Cultured Pearls

We recommend wearing your Akoya Pearl necklace, earrings, or Akoya Pearl bracelet with a flattering high or scoop neckline and diamond jewelry. See how their superior gem quality elevates even the most basic of outfits into a sophisticated ensemble. Wherever you are, a quality Akoya piece is the perfect way to showcase an appreciation for the beauty of nature and the skill of exceptional craftsmanship.

Why choose them over other types of pearls?

A sought-after accessory by women all the world over, most people wear their Akoya Pearl pendant, bracelet, or earrings to your most formal events and family gatherings. Whether anniversaries, birthdays, or your wedding day, Akoya Pearl earrings, in particular, are a subtle way to add that timeless elegance. Due to their roundness, history, and sheen when held to the light, they are also very much considered one of the most lustrous white pearls.