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  Home  > Akoya pearl earrings  
     
Akoya Pearl Earrings Jewelry
           
 

These elegant Akoya pearl earrings will add a dash of sophisticated glamour to the simplest of outfits. Wear them with jeans and a sexy top for a hip edgy look. We believe the Akoya pearls is here to stay in 2006. If you don't see the Akoya pearl earrings that you are looking for, please email or call us. We will see if we can find them for you.

Our Akoya pearl earrings are made of brilliant Japanese Akoya pearls. These pearl earrings are AA quality, with excellent luster and very clean surface. The setting is 14K gold. It is a perfect gift for any occasions.

           
 

Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings - #914377

Every woman needs the classics in her jewelry box, and these cultured pearl earrings are a great place to start. Classic stud earrings crafted in 14-karat yellow gold.Cultured Akoya pearls (5.5-6 mm diameter, Grade AA). Post earrings have butterfly backs. Perfect for every occasion from casual to formal.

pad$299.95
$149.95

           
           
  Black Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings - #921464

Simply elegant, pearl stud earrings are essential to any jewelry collection.

Cultured Grade AA dyed Akoya pearls (6.0 mm) from Japan form these earrings, which are mounted on 14-karat gold posts. Butterfly backs secure the posts. The earrings are dyed black with a peacock overtone.

pad$199.95
$99.95


           
           
  Diamond Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings - 406452

Add a classic look to any ensemble with this pair of Akoya pearl stud earrings.

The lustrous cultured Akoya pearls (7-7.5 mm) are set on posts of 14-karat yellow gold. A twinkling prong-set round diamond (0.02 total carat weight for pair) accents each pearl. Traditional butterfly clasps secure the posts.

Enjoy this sophisticated jewelry at our special online price.

$299.95
$149.95


           
           
  Cultured Pink Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings - 946525

Every woman needs the classics in her jewelry box, and these cultured pearl earrings are a great place to start.

Cultured Grade AA pink Akoya pearls (6.5-7 mm diameter) rest in polished 14-karat yellow gold. The post earrings have butterfly backs.

These earrings would be lovely first pearls for any young lady.

$299.95
$99.95


 
 
  Cultured Akoya Black Pearl Leverback Earrings - 923944

Capture the delicate style of Grade AA Akoya cultured pearls in this perfectly pretty set of earrings.

Dangling from 14-karat yellow gold leverbacks, these 6 to 6.50-mm dyed black cultured pearls are just right for your most ladylike attire. Match them with one of the many black pearls strands also on our site.

$299.95
$99.95


 
 
  Cultured Akoya Pearl Leverback Earrings - 923946

Capture the delicate style of Akoya cultured Grade AA pearls in this perfectly pretty set of earrings.

Dangling from 14-karat yellow gold leverbacks, these 6 to 6.50-mm cultured white pearls are just right for your most ladylike attire. Match them with one of the many pearl strands also on our site.

$299.95
$99.95


           
 

About Akoya pearls

Akoya pearls are cultured pearls which are cultivated from the oyster species Pinctada fucata martensii, primarily in Japan and China. Renowned for their luster, Akoya pearls are the pearls most often used in necklaces. They are generally white or cream colored, and have overtone colors of rose, yellow, or green.

After the development of modern pearl culturing techniques by Kokichi Mikimoto in the early part of the 20th century, akoyas from Japan became the first pearls to be cultured on a large scale. They continue to be popular today, although production of Japanese akoyas has declined somewhat in recent years, due to water pollution and disease.

In recent years the Chinese have overtaken the Japanese in akoya pearl production. The Chinese began culturing akoya pearls in the early 90's, but had limited success until recent years. For more than a decade Chinese akoya pearls have been considered vastly inferior to this Japanese counterparts, but as experience and more advance technologies have become more common place the Chinese are now producing akoya pearls of qualities that rival that of the Japanese.

Due to the increased pressure of the Chinese competition many Japanese pearl farmers have focused much of their attention on culturing large akoya pearls, as quality akoya pearls larger than 8mm are a rare find in China. In lieu of farming smaller pearls, many Japanese factories now import their smaller akoya requirements from neighboring China. The pearls are treated and strung in Japan so that they may still carry the mark 'Made in Japan'. It has been reported that more than 80% of the pearls 7mm and smaller have come from Chinese farms regardless of whether or not they are sold by Japanese suppliers.

The akoya oyster is the smallest pearl-producing oyster, so akoya pearls also tend to be small, ranging in size from about 2 to 11 millimeters. They also tend to be the most consistently round and near-round pearls, making them ideal in terms of matching for multi-pearl jewelry such as strands, bracelets, earrings etc.

 

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