Akoya Pearl Jewelry

Jewelry made with Akoya cultured pearls is classic, popular and beautiful. These pearls are perfect in strands, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The Akoya pearl was first cultured in Japanese pearl farms in the early part of the 20th Century, and any piece of jewelry is complemented with its rich, white color and rose overtone.

Most often jewelry made with these pearls are set with 18k gold posts and clasps, which highlights their beautiful luster. While they may seem similar to other freshwater pearls, when compared directly, the difference is striking. The Akoya is larger, more smooth, a bit rounder and more lustrous. read more

Akoya Pearl Earrings

First successfully cultivated in Japan in the 1920s by Mikimoto, the Akoya pearl is the perfect gem for earrings. Their size, shape, and luster make them a perfect accessory for every woman’s wardrobe. Akoya pearl earrings can be worn with a business suit, formal gown, and even with the most casual of clothes.

Before the technology of cultivating pearls was developed, they were found by chance during the harvesting of oysters for food. They soon became prized by royalty and the very rich. The Akoya pearl soon found its way to the jewelry market and became a fast staple to earrings and other pieces. read more