The pearls in this strand measure 7.0-7.5 mm, the most popular size. Every pearl is individually knotted on twin silk so the pearls never rub or scratch, and the necklace is finished with a solid 14 karat clasp with a safety catch. At 18 inches, it will sit just below your collar bone. It’s one of the most popular lengths we offer.
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 up to par. She rejects any pearls that do not fall within the highest hanadama range. She has the best eye in the business and loves what she does. This is something you will recognize 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.