The Features of Akoya Pearls

By Dylan Galaher

Perhaps you have heard about Akoya pearls? Precisely what do you know about Akoya pearl earrings? Before we discuss Akoya pearls, I believe it's essential to learn more about pearls in general, especially when you want to purchase pearl earrings. Choosing high quality pearl earrings isn't easy because there are many elements that should be taken into consideration. There are 3 factors which are most important to determine a pearl quality and also the luster, surface area and Drilling. Luster is the reflection of the light received at the pearls surface either by direct sunlight or lamplight. Occasionally we could see other colours like pink, blue and green. The surface area of excellent quality pearl is smooth, flawless, little dot, or scratches. This quality can be caused by nature or human.

While the human elements like the sorting, storage, and also the drilling are combined with other materials to create some beautiful pearl earrings. Usually, all pearls are drilled.Therefore it's important to place the correct accuracy drilling to ensure that the error of drilling can be avoid because it may even reduce or reduce the value of pearls. It is very important because this process can only be carried out once for one pearl. Errors can become critical, since the pearl cannot be used again.

Characteristics of Akoya Pearls

Akoya pearls are also known as Japanese pearls. These pearls are produced by Pinctada Fucata shells, and these pearls are the preferred pearls in Japan. Same with other pearl Pteriidae family members, Pinctada Fucata are sea shells. They're dispersed in the warm waters of temperate areas between 15-23 º C. Geographically, these kinds of mussels distribute in the waters of Japan, Korea, China, around South East Asia, India and some waters in the Middle East, even to the waters of Micronesia Mexico. The advantages of the resulting pearl mussels produce pearls are those that have high levels of luster once we evaluate it with most other shells which may generate pearls. The resulting colour varies from gold, silver, cream, pink green and blue. The pearl that has pink color is the most popular colour in Japan because match the skin colour of most Japanese. Good quality pearl dimension ranges between 6-8 mm. The pearl with bigger dimension is more expensive, while the pearl with diameter of 9 millimeters is very rare and hard to find nowadays.

The Grades of Akoya Pearl Earrings After passing a couple of the above mentioned process, pearl must be tested according to the relevant grading system. You will find two streams for understanding or used for qualification pearl grade: AAA to A where AAA is high quality and a is poor quality. The other pearl grade is A to D where A is high quality and D is low quality. Sadly the pearl grade is still extremely versatile since the understanding of every individual is different when putting pearls with particular characteristics to the classes suggested.

Simply put, one person categorizes an AAA quality pearls but the other individual classifies it in the AA category, and so on. While the A to D qualification method is much more generally known as Tahitian qualification method as originally used for qualifying Tahitian pearls and South Sea ultimately. However, AAA-A qualification is not just for Akoya pearls only but additionally often utilized to other types of pearls including Tahitian and South sea too.

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