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Top 3 Online Akoya Pearl Pendant
           
 

Our Akoya cultured pearl pendants feature a perfectly round, perfectly clean pearl set aside gold. A staple of any woman's wardrobe, a pearl pendant is a classic that can accompany her through all the important occasions of her life. Famed for their long history of pearling, Japan harvests the finest quality pearls in the world exhibiting the most luster. These pendants features a "AA Quality" Japanese Akoya cultured pearl. Unlike gems that are extracted from the earth and polished, the pearl is the only gem originating from a living organism.

           
 

Cultured Akoya Pearl Pendant - #921459

You can wear this simple pearl pendant with just about anything in your closet. One cultured Akoya pearl forms the focal point of this lovely pendant. 8-8.5 millimeters and grade AA. Bail and rope chain are made of 14-karat gold. Spring ring clasp secures the 18-inch chain.

pad$399.95
$99.95

           
           
  Cultured Akoya Pearl Diamond Pendant - #920712

Add a touch of sophistication to your jewelry wardrobe with a lustrous cultured Akoya pearl pendant beautifully accented with a light-catching diamond.

Set in 14-karat yellow gold, this pendant features a cultured Akoya pearl (7-7.5 mm, grade AAA) accented with a prong-set diamond (0.03 total carat weight). The pendant dangles from a dainty 14-karat gold chain. A 4-mm spring ring clasp secures the 17-inch long chain.

Order this lovely pendant today and be sure to find coordinating pair of pearl earrings from our selection.

$499.95
$129.95


           
           
  Diamond Akoya Pearl Pendant - 920347

Add a touch of sophistication to your jewelry wardrobe with a lustrous pearl pendant, beautifully accented with a light catching diamond.

A single 7.5 to 8-mm cultured white pearl creates the shimmery focal point. Crafted in 14-karat gold, the pendant holds a prong-set round diamond (0.05 total weight, H-J color, I-2 to I-3 clarity). A spring ring clasp secures the delicate 17-inch gold chain. Akoya pearls, Grade AAA.

A classic pearl pendant completes any attire, enjoy your necklace with our affordable price.


$599.95
$199.95


           
           
 

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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