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GIA Graded Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearl Necklaces

GIA graded Japanese Akoya cultured pearl necklaces offer the classic look you love with just the right amount of style and shine. Our gorgeous Japanese Akoya cultured pearls have rose and silver overtones. Our pearls are all in the AAA grade, which means youre getting the best possible quality on the market.

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9.5mm x 10mm Pearl Necklaces | Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearls9mm x 9.5mm Pearl Necklaces | Guaranteed Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearls8.5 x 9mm Pearl Necklaces | Guaranteed Japanese Akoya
8 x 8.5mm Cultured Pearl Necklaces | Guaranteed Japanese Akoya7.5 x 8mm Cultured Pearl Necklaces | Guaranteed Japanese Akoya7 x 7.5mm Cultured Pearl Necklaces | Guaranteed Japanese Akoya
6.5 x 7mm Cultured Pearl Necklaces6 x 6.5mm Cultured Pearl Necklaces 5.5 x 6mm Cultured Pearl Necklaces

Japanese Akoya Cultured Pearls

Japanese Akoya cultured pearls are the original cultured pearl. The first Akoya pearl was created in 1905 and since then, the number of cultured pearls has grown exponentially with each passing year. The pearls are cultivated in the cool waters surrounding Japan, where the average temperature ranges from 59 degrees Fahrenheit to 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The pearls come from Akoya oysters that live in shoals located several feet beneath the surface of the water.

Because the water tends to be calm and cool, the pearls tend to be richer and more colorful than other types of pearls. They have a brilliant luster and come in white, cream, pink or silvery-pink tones. Akoya pearls are also some of the smallest pearls on the market because Akoya oysters are some of the smallest pearl-producing oysters on earth.

American Pearl's Commitment to Quality Akoya Pearls

In order to assure customers that they are purchasing natural color, true top-grade Japanese Akoya pearl strands, we label each necklace with a TRUE label and include a pearl identification report with every necklace that includes the item's grade according to the GIA Pearl Grading System. We are the only company that offers TRUE AAA quality and goes the extra mile to ensure our products are comparable to a true Mikimoto pearl.

American Pearl has been selling top quality pearls for over 50 years. Our first shop was located in the heart of New York City's Diamond District on the renowned 5th Avenue. Though we continue to maintain our small showroom, we don't have the high overhead of other companies, meaning we can pass significant savings on for our customers.

When you shop with American Pearl, you can shop with confidence. We are a member of The Jewelers Vigilance Committee as well as the Cultured Pearl Association of America and we stand behind every pearl we sell. Every purchase comes with a no-questions-asked, 90-day money-back guarantee.

Please click the play button on the video below to learn about pearls. You may also choose from among the other helpful hyperlinks below to help you narrow your search. American Pearl adheres to the GIA Cultured Pearl Grading System and The Mikimoto Pearl Grading System where surface perfection or a blemish free "Clean" surface found in the AAA quality is the key to the most valuable pearls in the world.

Japanese Akoya vs Chinese Akoya

Rose color vs Silver color Overtones

A pearl quality grading chart

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