Akoya pearls are originated from the southern coastal region of Japan. It can be considered as the first-class pearl in the pearl world and popular with the people. The akoya oyster is the smallest pearl-producing oyster used in pearl culture today. Akoya pearls are generally fine round, shiny strong colors, mostly pink, silver, yellow and white. Akoya pearls also tend to be small, ranging in size from about 2 to 9 millimeters.
White and pink color can present an attractive appearance of typical Akoya pearl. You will find very few flaws in Akoya pearl, and it has a strong, beautiful sheen. From the surface, Akoya pearl almost look the same as the freshwater pearls. Only when comparing them together, differences can be seen obviously. Akoya pearls are more expensive than big freshwater pearls, because of the chief advantages in smooth, rounded, and better luster. If you want to choose a great gift, Akoya pearl absolutely your best choice.
We strictly control on cultivating the Akoya pearls and never blindly pursue the quantities. With a set of rigorous international quality standards, low-grade pearls are not allowed to enter the consumer market. Hence, Akoya pearls enjoy a high international reputation in the modern world.
Listed below is the guideline that helps you when you shop for Akoya pearls.
1. AAA Akoya Pearls. Very round, excellent luster, thick layer of beads (0.7mm or above bead layer of content), 95% of the skin smoothness or higher, excellent matching, the best 1% part of farmers pearl harvest.
2. AA+ Akoya Pearls. Very round, excellent luster, thick layer of beads (0.5mm or above bead layer of content), 90-95% of the skin smoothness, excellent matching, the best 5% part of farmers pearl harvest.
3.AA Akoya Pearls. Round , good gloss, good bead layer (0.35mm or above beads layer of content), 80% -90% of the skin smoothness, good / excellent match, the best 20% part of farmers pearl harvest.
4. A / A + Akoya Pearls. Off- round, moderate gloss, medium /thin bead layer (0.2-0.3mm or more of the bead layer content), 70% of the skin finish smoothness, good match.
5. A Akoya Pearls. Off- round, moderate /low gloss, thin bead layer (less than 0.2mm of the bead layer of content), 60% -70% of the skin smoothness, good /moderate match.
As a matter of fact, pearl grades have no meaning except what the seller assigns to them. Therefore, you need to know their quality and examine the pearls yourself, use your own judgment and take time to analyze. But the most important thing is, you should learn to comprise. Not a single pearl is absolutely perfect.