A fantastic close-up picture of our Japanese Hanadama Akoya pearls. Our president and founder, Kevin Canning, took this amazing shot in his office last year - we think it shows off just how BEAUTIFUL Hanadama Akoya pearls really are.
You’re out shopping for the perfect white pearls, and things are going good but then come to a screeching halt.
All of a sudden you realize: Should I Buy Freshwater or the Akoya pearls?!
It’s an almost agonizing question, and one that can be difficult to answer. No one wants to have their options limited but we also don’t want to spend the next year figuring it out!
So this blog post is geared towards answering this age-old issue.
Each 18" strand comes with a numbered certificate issued by the Pearl Science Lab of Japan and has undergone a lengthy testing process to ensure each pearl in the strand meets the strict standards necessary to receive a Hanadama grade. These pearls have the thickest, cleanest nacre out of any Akoya pearl on earth, and it is this thick nacre that produces the truly breathtaking luster exhibited in these fine necklaces.
Hanadama pearls represent the top .01% of the Japanese harvest, which makes the supply of these pearls very limited and unpredictable. Like all of our necklaces this strand is knotted between each pearl for safety and strung with only the finest twin silk.