Imagine standing in front of a mirror and putting on this strand of pearls. The glow emanating from the pearls is unmistakable - this is an extra-fine strand of akoya pearls. You will never want to take them off.
There is a quality range within hanadama standards, and this necklace is composed of top-graded hanadama 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 hanadama 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 very important because 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 in this strand measure 7.0-7.5 mm - the most popular size. Every pearl is individually knotted on twin silk, and the necklace is finished with a solid 14 karat clasp. At 16 inches, the necklace will most often sit just above your collar bone. It’s a popular length because it goes well with nearly any outfit.
Accompanying your strand of pearls is be a uniquely numbered and laminated pearl quality report prepared by the Pearl Science Laboratory of Japan, which describes in detail the beauty and perfection of your hanadama akoya pearl necklace.