Australian Akoya Pearls

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Our Akoya pearls (Pinctada fucata and/ or imbricata) are cultured at our Broken Bay Pearl Farm on the mouth of the Hawkesbury River just north of Sydney. This range features elegant options of pearl earrings, rings, necklaces and more. With high lustre these pearls are the perfect choice for a more vibrant and beautiful look.

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What are Akoya pearls?

Akoya pearls are a type of saltwater pearl that are primarily cultured in Japan, although they are also produced in other countries such as China and Vietnam. They are known for their luster and round shape, as well as their relatively small size.

How are Akoya pearls different from other types of pearls?

Akoya pearls are typically smaller than other types of pearls, with an average size of around 7-8 millimeters. They are also known for their high luster and typically have a round shape, although they can come in other shapes as well. Akoya pearls are primarily cultured in saltwater, whereas freshwater pearls are typically cultured in freshwater.

What colors do Akoya pearls come in?

Akoya pearls are most commonly white or cream-colored, although they can also come in shades of pink, silver, and blue. The color of the pearl is determined by the color of the oyster's nacre, as well as any treatments or dyes that may have been used.

How can I tell if an Akoya pearl is high quality?

There are several factors to consider when evaluating the quality of an Akoya pearl, including its luster, surface quality, size, shape, and color. High-quality Akoya pearls will have a bright, reflective luster and few surface imperfections. They will also be relatively uniform in size and shape, with a round or near-round shape being the most highly valued.

What types of jewellery are typically made with Akoya pearls?

Akoya pearls are commonly used in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. They are often paired with precious metals such as gold or platinum to create elegant and timeless pieces of jewellery that are suitable for both formal and everyday wear. Akoya pearl necklaces, in particular, are a classic and popular choice for special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.

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