Discover the Radiance of Akoya Pearls

By: Editor-123

Blemish-free whiteness, purity, and luster- these sum up the brilliance of the world-famous Akoya pearls. The word 'akoya' refers to saltwater in the Japanese language and are also known as saltwater pearls or classic cultured pearls of Japan.

The origins of the Akoya pearls dates to the early nineteenth century when a Japanese businessman named Kokichi Mikimoto introduced a unique pearl culture method to speed up the process of pearl formation with human help. Known as bead nucleating method, Akoya pearls started to be cultivated on a large scale by both Japan and China. Over the years, China has far exceeded Japan in culturing this pearl with the help of modern improved techniques. These pearls require around three to five years to develop and be categorized under high quality pearls.

Akoya pearls develop from the Pinctada oyster variety. These are small mollusks and hence the pearl size varies between 3mm to 9mm. The quality of pearl depends on the layers of nacre secreted by the oyster. These oysters produce only two Akoya Pearls in comparison to freshwater oysters which produce around fifty pearls each. The former cannot grow in large numbers on account of varying climatic conditions.

Found in white and cream colors, Akoya pearls create fantastic jewelry. Their natural brilliance, quality, and round contours are sure to please every pearl connoisseur. Being a rare variety, Akoya pearl designer jewelries are priced on the higher side. Nonetheless, the price of this brilliant pearl is nothing in comparison to its exquisite beauty. Designer pearl jewelry looks absolutely trendy and elegant. Pearls offer grace and charm to one's personality; and when it comes to Akoya pearls, the result is simply astounding. So embrace the charm of this rare pearl to win admirers and a few jealous eyes!

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