Throughout history, pearls have always been highly cherished as symbols of perfection, purity, beauty and elegance.
Akoya pearls are the classic round white pearl made famous by the most elegant women of our times. In addition, Akoya are the first round pearls to be successfully cultured.
Akoya Pearls at a Glance
Before successful cultivation, rare natural pearls were naturally formed within oysters or other mollusks. Early pearls were found by people harvesting oysters for food and decorative shells. These pearls were prized by royalty and the very wealthy.
Today, as nearly a century of technology and experience have been earned, Akoya cultured pearls have seen a resurgence in the world find jewelry market.
White Akoya is the classic pearl. Within the classic white pearl color there are also overtones. This is the subtle color the pearl reflects. The pearls themselves have an inner glow that reflects ambient light in a very complementary way so they literally reflect the wearer's radiance.
The value of each Akoya pearl and finished pearl jewelry piece is dependent on a variety of factors.