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 8.5-9.0 mm, which is in the larger size range for akoya pearls. Every pearl is individually knotted on twin silk, and the necklace is finished with a solid 14 karat clasp. At 18 inches, it will most often sit just below your collar bone. This popular style is called Princess Length.
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.