The akoya pearl is a saltwater cultured pearl from the akoya oyster
(Pinctada fucata martensii). Akoya are considered to be the classic pearl used
for necklaces and other pearl jewelry, with perfect round shapes, bright
mirror-like luster and neutral colors. An interesting piece of akoya pearl
trivia is that the akoya oyster is the smallest commercially farmed,
pearl-producing oyster. An average akoya pearl is only 7 mm, while an average
South Sea pearl is in the 12 mm range. Akoya pearls are currently being
harvested in sizes from as small as 1 mm up to the very rare 10-11 mm. pearls,
unless color-treated, have neutral colors and overtones. Most pearls are white
to grey, with pink, green, or silver overtones. Occasionally, akoya pearls are
blue with silver and pink overtones, but these colors are extremely rare.
white Akoya pearl necklace consists of 44 pearls with vibrant pink overtones
and excellent luster.
The necklace begins with 9 mm pearls and graduates
lightly to a 9.5 mm centerpiece.
These pearls are 100% natural with no dying or
enhancements. and they come with a certificate of origin and quality.
are round in shape with luminous spectrum.
All of these nice pearls are
excellent to near mint in quality and are strung and double knotted with the
finest silk thread and secured with a wonderful white gold clasp.