Saltwater Akoya pearls are the classic pearl. They were the first variety of pearl to ever be cultured in the early 1900s. Utilizing a technique discovered by William Saville-Kent in Australia, Kokichi Mikimoto of the Mikimoto pearl company was the first to successfully and consistently grow round pearls in the akoya pearl oyster. For the past 100 years, akoya pearls have been synonymous with classic beauty and elegance. They are the roundest of all pearl varieties, and are known for their sharp luster and pink overtones.
For the classic pearl look, choose from our huge selection of akoya pearls strands offered in traditional white or treated black. We offer every common size, from the conservative 6.0 to 6.5 mm, to the sophisticated 9.0 to 9.5 mm. The strands we offer have been hand-selected for their thick nacre, high luster and clean surfaces. We only sell high-grade akoya pearls that will not peel or crack under normal wear. For the ultimate in quality, consider our line of hanadama, Japanese-certified pearls.
A classic pendant or a pair of akoya pearl earrings or is a perfect small gift for a friend or loved one. We offer conservative stud earring settings, fashionable dangle earring settings, and even pendant and earrings settings accented with fine diamonds. Each is designed to showcase the luster and beauty of these classic gems.
For the ultimate ensemble of akoya pearls, consider one of our full sets. Each set is available in your choice of white or yellow gold, and strung at any length you prefer. The sets consist of matching necklaces, bracelets and earrings, all perfectly matched and knotted to order.
We are proud to carry a tremendous inventory of akoya pearls. We have thousands of strands, and thousands upon thousands of loose pearls. This near-limitless inventory allows us to create nearly any imaginable piece or combination for our customers. If you are looking for a piece that we do not offer here, please do not hesitate to call us directly or send us an email.