Japanese Akoya salt water pearl earring studs with 18K solid gold. The Akoya pearls are around 8 mm and round-shaped, with clean surface and fantastic luster. A timeless and elegant piece which can be a highlight for both your daily and evening-out outfits!
Materials: Japanese Akoya salt water pearl and 18K solid gold
Measurements (pearl): Akoya pearl: around 8 mm
About Akoya Pearls
Akoya pearls have the longest history of being cultured pearls. They are saltwater pearls and mostly produced in Japan. The oysters which produce Akoya pearls are called Akoya oyster (pinctada fucata martensii). Akoya pearls are small in size and usually have perfect round shape, bright luster and wide color range (white, cream, pink, light green, blue and silver). Due to these characteristics, Akoya pearls are used a lot in classic pearl jewelries.
About Freshwater Pearls
Freshwater pearls are created by oysters which live in Freshwater lakes and ponds. Compared to its cousin Akoya pearls, Freshwater pearls come in different shapes and colors. The shape of Freshwater pearls could vary from perfect round, oval, button-shape to waterdrop-shape and irregular baroque shape. Besides the traditional white color, Freshwater pearls come even with cream, champagne, pink, lavender, purple and even darker shades. Due to these characteristics, Freshwater pearls have been many jewelry designers’ favorite.