Imagine standing in front of a mirror and putting on this strand of pearls. The glow emanating from the pearls is unmistakable - this is a beautiful strand of akoya pearls. You will never want to take them off.
Akoya pearls are known for their perfect round shape and unmistakable luster unique to akoya pearls grown in the cold coastal waters of Japan. The finest pearls from this region are known for their mirror-like luster and smooth surfaces – qualities you will clearly see the moment you open the box.
For more than a decade, we’ve imported akoya pearls from just two sources in Japan. This is the only way to guarantee the pearls have grown for two full seasons – a farming technique known as “koshimono.” This is important because it directly affects the nacre thickness, or the durability of your pearls. You want your pearls to last a lifetime, and you want to be able to pass them down from generation to generation. Two seasons of growth guarantees you will.
The pearls measure 7.0-7.5 mm, which is the most popular size akoya pearl we carry. The necklace is 16 inches, so it will lay just above your collar bone. Each pearl is individually knotted on twin silk and the necklace is finished with a solid gold safety clasp. Your pearls will never rub against each other and your necklace will always be secure.
Accompanying your strand of pearls is a beautiful presentation box, a care kit with cleaning cloths and a certified appraisal.
This strand of pearls will become your favorite go-to piece of jewelry for many years to come.