Cultured Akoya Pearls Part 2

A.K.A classic twin set pearls In the past the implants used for Cultured Akoya pearls used to be a mother of pearl nucleus bead, which was shipped from Mississippi where the Pig Toe mussel grew. This mother of pearl bead had the perfect specific weight needed, to make it difficult for the oyster to spit... Continue Reading →

Cultured Akoya Pearls Part 1

  A.K.A classic twin set pearls Classic pearls Classic pearls are formed in the Akoya oyster, or pinctada  fucata martensii to its friends, pearls from these oysters were first recorded in 1727 when Kaempfer noted that fine [i.e. natural] pearls were found in Japan within Akoya oysters, Kaempfer also noted that the quality in these... Continue Reading →

Different types of Cultured Pearls

Cultured South Sea and Tahitian Pearls Proud to be beautiful, large and lustrous in white, silvery white and gold These would be South Sea pearls they are mainly 9-16mm in diameter although they can be well over 20mm in diameter; their nucleus is made from a mother of pearl bead, or resin. Their nacre covering... Continue Reading →

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