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Akoya Necklace
Akoya Necklace

Akoya Necklace


Akoya 7-8mm baroque necklace, High-luster, natural color, Japanese seawater pearls, 52cm, Adjustable length, high-quality from akoya farm.

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This is a necklace made of exceptionally high-quality Akoya pearls. Akoya pearls are considered luxurious when they are round and free from blemishes. While this necklace has few blemishes, its pearls have a baroque shape. From my perspective as someone working in a company that owns Akoya pearl farms, these pearls are inherently very valuable. This value lies in the thickness of the nacre, the intensity of their luster, and the smoothness of their surface. Each pearl possesses a depth, brilliance, and alluring smoothness that can captivate anyone who gazes upon them.


If the nacre is thick and robust like these pearls, they are unlikely to deteriorate even after decades. In fact, recently I acquired pearls from 40 years ago, and they radiated a luster as if they were harvested just last year. In the past, pearls were often cultivated for periods of three to four years, twice as long as today’s pearls. Pearls cultivated over such extended periods have nacre layers that are significantly thicker and more durable than contemporary pearls, resulting in minimal degradation over time. Recent pearls are typically one-year-old (cultivated for less than a year), making them more prone to deterioration. Given these factors, this necklace can be considered of very high quality. Some may question the combination of baroque shape and a few blemishes in a high-quality pearl, but as a member of the pearl farming industry, I firmly believe that the true beauty of pearls lies in “nacre thickness, luster, and minimal blemishes, as well as surface smoothness.” Size, shape, and color can vary based on individual preferences, but the real value of pearls as gemstones can be found in “nacre thickness, luster, and minimal blemishes.”

I understand that this perspective may not apply universally, and I don’t intend to impose it on anyone. It is simply advice on how to choose pearls based on these criteria. Even if pearls are perfectly round and blemish-free, they lack appeal as gemstones if they lack luster, shine dimly, and have thin nacre layers. This may seem like an extreme example, but in the actual marketplace, pearls are often marketed and sold based on the notion that “round and blemish-free is the ideal pearl.” Consumers have likely heard this generalization before, and when sellers reinforce this perspective, it becomes convincing.

The luster of pearls cannot be properly assessed under the glaring fluorescent or LED lights in stores. I don’t discredit these factors, but as a member of the pearl farming industry, I want you to know about the intrinsic beauty of pearls as we see it. Ultimately, I believe it’s best for you to choose pearls based on your personal preferences and values.