FAQ - What are the blue tags shown with Akoya pearls?

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All Japanese Akoya pearl necklaces and bracelets arrive with an Inspection Tag from the Japan Exporters' Association (JPEA). Each pearl must meet a set of stringent quality requirements regarding nacre thickness, surface quality, luster and clarity among others.

To maintain consistency, a set of Master Pearls is kept for comparative purposes at the JPEA Kobe Inspection office. When you buy Japanese Akoya pearls at PearlsOnly, you can be truly confident that your pearls are genuine and of the highest quality.

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