Akoya Pearls

A Pearl Primer: Akoya

If you’re in the market for pearls, you may be confused by all of the different varieties available. Learning about each type of pearl will help you to make an informed choice. One of the most common pearl varieties is the Akoya, which, unsurprisingly, comes from Akoya oysters. Akoya oysters and their corresponding pearls come … Continue reading A Pearl Primer: Akoya

December 16, 2015

What Are Hanadama Pearls?

One of the things that you come to expect when purchasing jewelry is that the gems will inevitably be rated on some type of valuation system. Usually this system looks a lot like the one that we are graded on in school, with either an A-F or 1-10 system in place. Both of these types … Continue reading What Are Hanadama Pearls?

April 25, 2014

The Benefits of Akoya Pearls

Japanese Akoya pearls are revered in the jewelry trade. These are the original pearls from which the first Mikimoto pearls were derived. Native to Japanese waters, they’re extremely unique. They’ve also undergone a major upgrade in recent years. The Mikimoto pearls have become top of the line, high-end fashion statements. They’re also found in cutting … Continue reading The Benefits of Akoya Pearls

March 18, 2014