You can't get any larger than this. It's almost impossible to grow pearls this large inside of pearl oyster that only measures three inches across. If you want the biggest and the best of akoya pearls, this is the necklace. This is the biggest and the best.
Akoya pearls are known for their perfect round shape and intense 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 9.5-10.0 mm, an incredible size given the size of the pearl oyster. The necklace is 18 inches, so it will lay just below 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 is a one-in-a-million strand of pearls. Odds are, you will never encounter anyone wearing a 9.5-10.0 mm strand of akoya pearls like this. It is that rare. Enjoy!