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Akoya Pearls

Our Los Angeles Showroom has literally thousands of pieces of Akoya jewelry in every shape, size, color and tone available. Many lovers of pearl jewelry consider Akoya Pearls to be the classic pearl and a staple in every pearl jewelry collection. Because of their stunning shades and size, Akoya Pearls are the most popular choice for bridal jewelry. It is also quite common to give and or receive classic Akoya Pearl strands for graduations, birthdays or anniversaries. At Seven Seas Pearls, our showroom is open six days per week and is open to the public. If you are in the market for a traditional Akoya Pearl strand, studs, earrings, bracelets or rings, we would love to help you find the perfect piece. On the premise at all times is a GIA Pearl Graduate. Our passion is pearls, and we would love to share our passion and help educate you on these stunning beauties.
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Classic Akoya Pearl Diamond Necklace 9 - 8.5 MM - Seven Seas Pearls Round Akoya Pearl Graduated Necklace 11.5 - 9 MM - Seven Seas Pearls cultured Akoya Pearl Necklace bracelet Set 9 - 8.5  mm Ivory | Seven Seas Pearls Saltwater Akoya Keshi Pearl Multi Row Necklace AAA - Seven Seas Pearls
Akoya Pearl Necklace 9 - 9.5 MM AAA Champagne - Seven Seas Pearls Japanese Akoya Pearl Necklace  9 - 8.5 MM AAA Flawless - Seven Seas Pearls designer akoya pearl necklace 14k yellow gold chain - seven seas pearls Akoya Pearl Necklace 8.5 - 8 MM AAA blue pistachio - Seven Seas Pearls
Blue Akoya Pearl Triple Row Necklace 8 - 8.5 MM - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Necklace 8 - 8.5 MM AAA Silver Gray Akoya Pearl Necklace  8 - 7.5 MM AAA Flawless - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya and south sea pearl Necklace
Akoya Pearl Necklace  8 - 8.5 MM AAA - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Opera Necklace 8 - 7.5 MM AAA 30" Akoya Pearl Necklace 8 - 7.5 MM AAA Gray Akoya Pearl Necklace 9 - 8.5 MM AAA Black Green - Seven Seas Pearls
cultured pistachio Akoya Pearl Graduated Necklace 9.5 - 8 MM - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Opera Necklace 34" 1/2, 8 - 7.5 MM AAA - Seven Seas Pearls Custom Keshi Amethyst Necklace Akoya Pearl Bracelet with Lobster Diamond Clasp - Seven Sea Pearls
Akoya Pearl Opera Necklace  9.5 - 9 MM AAA- Akoya Pearl Bracelet 9 - 8.5 MM - seven seas pearls Akoya Pearl Necklace / bracelet Set 9 - 8.5 MM | Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Graduated Necklace 11 - 8 MM AAA
Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklace  8 - 7.5 MM AAA  - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Necklace 8 - 7.5 MM AAA Akoya Pearl Opera Necklace  9 - 10 MM AA+ Black Peacock Akoya Pearl Necklace Earrings Set 7 - 7.5 MM - seven seas pearls
Keshi  Aquamarine Pearl Necklace Akoya Pearl Opera Necklace  with Tassel 10 - 9 MM AAA- Peacock - seven seas pearls Akoya Pearl Graduated Necklace 11 - 8 MM AAA Akoya Pearl Graduated Necklace 11 - 8 MM AAA
blue Akoya Twin Pearl Bracelet 7 - 6.5 MM hanadama - Seven Seas Pearls Cultured Akoya Pearl Necklace 10 - 7 MM AAA Black Green - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Baroque Cultured Pearl Necklace  9 - 9.5 MM - seven seas pearls Akoya Pearl Necklace 8.5 - 8 MM AAA Black Turquoise Green  - Seven Seas Pearls
Akoya Pearl Opera endless Necklace 9 - 8.5 MM - seven seas pearls Akoya Pearl Bracelet 8 - 8.5 MM AAA - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Graduated Necklace 10 - 5.5 MM - Seven Seas Pearls Akoya Pearl Necklace with center piece 4 - 4.5 MM AAA
   
 
If you love the elegance of a classic string of pearls, then you will fall in love with the beauty of Akoya Pearls. Mistakenly, many people refer to traditional white pearls as Mikimoto Pearls. The name Mikimoto describes a brand, but Akoya is a type of pearl. Arguable, Akoya Pearls are the most popular type of pearl and are farmed in the waters off of Japan. The tranquil ocean and mild temperatures all attribute to the beauty of Akoya Pearls.

Similar to other saltwater pearls, Akoya Pearls come in a striking array of colors. Most common are white, cream or soft pink. But they also come in gorgeous hues of silver, blue, black, green, and silver pistachio. While Akoya Pearls can naturally be darker in color, some have been chemically enhanced. If you are considering a darker piece of Akoya Pearl jewelry, you will want to ask if it has been dyed. If an Akoya Pearl has been dyed, the color will not fade over time but it may impact the price. Typically, Akoya Pearls are dyed to help conceal imperfections, while these still make for stunning pieces of jewelry, it is something that is worth being aware of.

The consistent beautiful round and near round shape of Akoya Pearls is a result of a farming technique created by biologist William Saville-Kent. Saville-Kent was the first person to research and develop pearl cultivation techniques in Australia. Three enterprising Japanese men (biologist Tokichi Nishikawa, a carpenter Tatsuhei Mise, and son of noodle shop owner, Kokichi Mikimoto) were the first to apply Saville-Kent’s techniques in a commercial setting in Ise-Shima, Japan. Our Seven Seas Pearl office in Japan is located in Ise-Shima - about a five minute boat ride from the original Mikimoto pearling waters. It is in these same waters where our own Akoya Pearls are harvested. Our office in Ise-Shima is where our Akoya Pearls and many of our South Sea Pearls and Tahitian Pearls are prepared. Here our expert staff sorts thousands of loose pearls so that strands can be perfectly matched, this is also where the pearls are calibrated and drilled.

While baroque is a common shape, due to their overall size, Akoya Pearls are not as irregular in shape as baroque Tahitian or South Sea Pearls can be. Akoya Pearls are smaller in size than Tahitian or South Sea Pearls. Typically, Akoya Pearls range from 2mm all the way to 10mm, however 7mm and 8mm is the most common size.

If you are unable to visit our Los Angeles Showroom, we invite you to tour our website. Unique to Seven Seas Pearls is how our pearl jewelry is displayed. We want you to fall in love with your pearl jewelry, as a result, the item that you are viewing is the same item that you will receive. Each piece of pearl jewelry comes with a GIA Pearl Graduate Certificate and has be inspected by our GIA Pearl Graduate.