The akoya pearl is a saltwater cultured pearl from the
akoya oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii).
are considered to be the classic pearl used for necklaces and other pearl
perfect round shapes, bright mirror-like luster and neutral colors.
interesting piece of akoya pearl trivia is that the akoya oyster is the
smallest commercially farmed, pearl-producing oyster.
average akoya pearl is only 7 mm, while an average South Sea pearl is in the 12
pearls are currently being harvested in sizes from as small as 1 mm
the very rare 10-11 mm. pearls, unless color-treated, have neutral colors and
pearls are white to grey, with pink, green, or silver overtones.
akoya pearls are blue with silver and pink overtones, but these colors are
very nice vintage halo ring is crafted in 18kt white gold, centered with a
wonderful 11 mm grey tahitian cultured pearl
accented by twenty bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds
with the maker's mark and 750 which is the Italian for 18kt
The pearl is perfectly round, with high luster
and clean surface with no caves or signs.
weight: 5.54 grams, American size: 8