14K YELLOW AKOYA PEARL & DIAMOND EARRINGS

14K YELLOW AKOYA PEARL & DIAMOND EARRINGS

$505.00

1 in stock (also available on backorder)

  • Description

    Product Description

    Akoya pearls are undoubtedly the best known and most pervasive of the family of saltwater cultured pearls.

    The Akoya are the most famous of all pearl producing oysters and are primarily cultivated in the ocean waters off the coasts of Japan and China. Akoya oysters surrender saltwater pearls that are recognized for their intense luster, beautiful color, and superb roundness. It is still considered that the Akoya are superior to the freshwater pearl and therefore command much higher market values.

    Akoya pearls have consistently been the most popular type of pearls for matching together to create beautiful necklaces and bracelets. This is due the exquisite roundness and consistent color that is so common among Akoya pearls. Natural body colors of the Akoya include cream and white. However, natural overtones also include green, yellow and rose. Akoya pearls with rose overtones are by far the most rare and therefore, they are considered the most desirable and valuable.

    Unlike freshwater pearls, the Akoya pearls are extraordinarily difficult to culture and this contributes to the powerful allure of this gem and this rarity is responsible for its consistently high market value. The Akoya oyster rarely produces more than two pearls over its life and additionally has a higher mortality rate than that of the freshwater oyster. In the contrary, the freshwater mollusks can be nucleated to harvest upwards of fifty pearls each per nucleation and can survive multiple nucleations. Finally, the Akoya is the smallest member of the pearl producing oysters. Due to the relatively small size of the oyster, true Akoya pearls range in size from only 2 to 11 mm.

  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    CARAT WEIGHT FEATURED

    02.24-02.43

    CENTER STONE SHAPE

    Round Brilliant Cut

    CENTER DIAMOND COLOR

    Near Colorless: G – J

    CENTER DIAMOND CLARITY

    Imperfect: I1 – I3

    EARRING STYLE

    Lever Back