Have you ever been out and caught a glimpse of your jewelry in a window or a mirror? When you wear this set of pearls, you'll start doing a double take. In every light, they will appear to glow. There is nothing quite like the sharp luster and rainbow iridescence found in a set of top-graded, extra-fine hanadama akoya pearls.
The pearls in this three-piece set measure 8.0-8.5 mm in size. This is one of the most popular sizes we carry, and considered substantial. The 18-inch length will sit just below your collar bone - a popular length because it goes well with nearly any outfit.
Every pearl is individually knotted on twin silk so the pearls never rub or scratch. Each piece finished with a solid 14 karat gold. The earrings have secure friction backs that hold the pearls securely, and the clasps feature a safety catch. Your pearls will always be safe and secure.
Hanadama akoya pearls come from a special category of pearls. While there is no recognized international standard for grading akoya pearls, every harvest produces pearls that are considered special, and these pearls are separated from all others and treated differently. These pearls are referred to as hanadama. They are reserved as the very best of the harvest. But even within this category, there is always a quality range.
For decades we have been working with the same family-run farms in Japan. These families understand our rigorous standards and select hanadama pearls specifically for us. They ensure these pearls are only the top range of the hanadama category.
Once the 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. You will recognize the moment you open the box. These pearls will take your breath away.
Accompanying your set of pearls is 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 set.