Assorted Length 8-8.5 mm White Round Akoya Pearl Strand Necklace

Item # 980022648
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Model # SAMS01882 |

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A classic strand of lustrous white pearls is a universally flattering and always elegant accessory. Recently featured on Facebook Live,

About this item

  • 8-8.5 mm White Japanese Akoya Pearls
  • Pearls Grade: A
  • Pearls Shape: Round
  • Crafted in 14K Yellow Gold (clasp)
  • 18", 24", or 30" Lengths available with Fisheye Clasp
  • 36" Length is Endless Strand Design (No clasp)
current price: $467.00 - current price: $933.00
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Description

Adorn any outfit with a timeless gorgeous strand of pearls. This beautiful Akoya pearl necklace ranges between 8-8.5mm in size and consists of all beautiful and lustrous round pearls. This necklace shines with a creamy white color for a sweetly feminine and wonderfully elegant look. The necklace comes standard 18'' with a beautiful 14K gold clasp. Careful attention to detail creates this truly beautiful Akoya pearl necklace.

What is the history of Akoya pearls and where are they found?

Renowned for their delicate colours and brilliant lustre, the superior Akoya pearl luster is truly spectacular. Akoya pearl color is generally white with rose overtones, and their surface is much smoother and rounder than other pearls. The Akoya oysters are found in the calm waters of Japan where the cool temperatures encourage a slower formation of nacre, resulting in a more compact structure, which gives the pearls their famous bright lustre.

What are cultured pearls?

Cultured pearls are real pearls from farmed mollusks. Although there are no major differences between the quality of natural and cultured pearls, cultured pearls are more consistent in size, shape and color. It is impossible to talk about the Akoya pearl without mentioning Kokichi Mikimoto, whose name is forever linked to the lustrous pearl. The son of a Japanese noodle maker, Mikimoto created the world’s first cultured Akoya pearl in 1893 by manually introducing an irritant into an oyster to stimulate it to form a pearl.

What have pearls symbolized across cultures?

Thought to be formed when the moon meets the sea, pearls have long symbolized a love, purity, and protection across cultures. Often envisioned alongside the goddess of love Venus, pearls, when worn around the neck are said to take in the warmth of the heart of the wearer. In ancient China, pearls were also believed to protect wearers from fire and dragons. Their magical properties mix with a classic elegance perfect for any outfit this month.

What inspired the design?

Known as the "icon" of cultured pearls, Akoya pearls have graced the necks of women for decades. Inspired by the moon as a symbol of love and purity, this classic strand of pearls is timeless and highly sought after for thousands of years.

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