Akoya Pearl Necklace
Style Number: Akstr11
Prices start from £1,250
We can make cultured akoya rows to order. As each row is unique, in size and tone, our pearl experts hand select the row to best complement your skin tone and features. The clasp of your choice will be used to finish the necklace.To order bespoke akoya pearls, call us on 0207 373 3369 to discuss your requirements or to make an appointment.
Pearl type: Akoya Pearls Learn more
Akoya pearls start life when a technician implants a spherical resin or mother of pearl nucleus into the pearl bearing oyster alongside an epithelial cell graft that has come from the mantle tissue of a donor oyster. The graft forms a pearl sac around the resin or mother of pearl implant within which layers of nacre are secreted to cover the nucleus. Akoya pearl bearing oysters must be three years old before they are able to host a pearl successfully and their life expectancy is only seven years.
- Pearl size: 6.5-7mm
- Pearl shape: Round
Pearl colour: White Learn more
Akoya pearls are generally found in all shades of white from very pure white through pale pink to golden tones.
Pearl lustre: High Learn more
Always choose the pearls with the deepest lustre within the budget set, if necessary compromising on size and surface perfection, as it is the lustre which will light up the wearer’s face and will therefore be most flattering. All the pearls we use in Coleman Douglas Pearls jewellery are individually chosen for their lustre.
- Pearl surface: Very Good
Nacre quality: High Learn more
Akoya pearls usually have a good 0.5mm nacre coating. The thicker the nacre is, the longer the pearls will last, and usually the better their lustre will be.