Akoya Saltwater Pearls from Japan and China are known world wide for their beauty and consistency of size and shape. Akoya Pearls are Cultured Pearls, and come from Akoya Oysters, which are grown in protective cages in the sea. The Oysters are regularly monitored to ensure that their environment is maximized, creating the perfect Akoya Pearl. Our Pearls are graded A, A/B, B, B/C or C quality; A being the very best quality, while C, would be medium quality. All measurements are done by the width of the Pearl. Our Pearls are strung on temporary strands and should be re-strung before wearing. Please see our selection of Carded Bead Cords
to find a color right for your selection of Pearls.