This strand of natural white akoya pearls is sure to take your breath away. There is something about the intense luster and orient only found in this special category of pearl that mesmerizes. Reflections appear to come from deep within the pearl, creating a perfect mirror.
The pearls measure an ungraduated 9.0-9.5 mm in size. This is typically the largest size we carry in this grade. The necklace is strung to 18 inches, which falls at or just below the collarbone. This is referred to as the princess length - the classic and most popular. It pairs well with any outfit.
Every pearl is individually knotted on twin silk so the pearls never rub or scratch. The necklace is finished with a solid 14 karat clasp that features a safety hook so your pearls will always be safe and secure around your neck.
Although akoya pearls are known to be classically white with a hint of rose, this is a look that is in influenced post-harvest. In order to achieve this desired color, they are put through a process known as pinking. This is a universal process that nearly every akoya pearl has gone through.
We believe, however, that this treatment is not always necessary! By partnering with producers in Japan, we are able to offer a selection of these rare pearls that is simply unrivaled. The pearls have each been hand-selected from freshly harvested pearls for their naturally white body colors and intense natural luster, with just a hint of rose. The pearls are so beautiful, they have skipped the traditional treatment process.
For decades we have been working with the same family-run farms in Japan. These families understand our rigorous standards and select these special pearls specifically for us. They ensure the pearls are only the top range of the hanadama category.
Once the natural-white hanadama pearls are selected, they are imported and graded by our Chief Creative Officer, Hisano. She examines every strand and every pearl to ensure the quality is always the same, rejecting any pearls that do not fall within the highest hanadama range. You will recognize her selection skill the moment you open the box. These pearls will take your breath away.
Accompanying your strand of pearls is a uniquely numbered and laminated pearl quality report prepared by the Pearl Science Laboratory of Japan, which not only describes in detail the beauty and perfection of your hanadama akoya pearl necklace, it also states that there is no color treatment found in any these pearls.