Gorgeous 16 1/2" Japanese Akoya pearl necklace. Although dainty at 3mm-3.5mm it makes a statement on its own but is perfect for layering with other pieces. The central focus are the 10, 9, 8mm Akoya pearls separated by heavy gauge handmade 14K yellow gold washers. Extremely lustrous, crisp white with a hint of pale pink overtones.
One of a kind
The Japanese Akoya is a saltwater cultured pearl similar to that of a Mikimoto just unable to carry the name as it is trademarked. Akoya pearls are lustrous, lovely and of caliber.
Unfortunately, at this time the Japanese Akoya pearl market is in danger due pollution and climate change. The market price of the Akoya pearl has gone up exponentially.