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Hanadama Akoya Pearls


Hanadama Akoya pearls are the finest akoya pearls produced in the world today. After every pearl harvest in Japan, the pearls are separated into graded lots to be sold direct to processing factories or at live auctions. Of the separated lots, there is always one lot that is treated differently - these pearls are referred to in Japanese as hanadama akoya pearls. They are the pearls selected from the harvest due to their remarkable luster, surface and overall quality. These pearls are handled and sold as a separate product.

Not all hanadama akoya pearls are created equally! As with any organic gem, even within the realm of the finest there exists a level of perfection above the class. We guarantee our hanadama akoya to be the best in the world - the finest akoya pearls available - that is the only thing we even submit for hanadama certification. 

Much like diamond certification in the United States, before a strand or pair of hanadama akoya pearls can be marketed as hanadama, they must first go through laboratory testing in Japan. The most respected laboratory that conducts this test is known as the Pearl Science Laboratory of Japan. At the laboratory, technicians examine and grade the average nacre thickness, and they evaluate the luster and surface quality. A base minimum of excellence in each category is required to achieve the grading level of hanadama..


Over the years, we have added many different pieces to our hanadama pearl jewelry line, including the natural white hanadama line featuring pearls that have not gone through the traditional pinking process. We are proud to be the only company in the United States to carry this new line of hanadama akoya pearls, and each certificate indicates that these special pearls have no evidence of color edition.


If you are searching for something we do not currently offer, please let us know. We would be happy to create any piece, whether a long rope or a double strand. The process of creation and hanadama certification is done in Japan and will take approximately 2-3 weeks, but akoya pearls like these are certainly worth the wait.


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