We often get asked, "what is the difference between a AAA pearl and a metallic pearl?".
More then just high luster, a true metallic pearl is a very specific type of luster that appears to come from within the pearl, as opposed to just on the surface. It takes a lot of work to sort true metallic pairs.
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June is the Month of the Pearl, of course!
And it's a perfect pick! No other gemstone is formed inside a living being, and over time creates a unique, amazing treasure.
Pearls, sometimes referred to as the “Queen of Gems,” have been prized since ancient times. Romans and Egyptians used them as early as the 5th Century BC, and there are even earlier records of the Chinese using pearls.
The major religions of Hindu and Islam have a special place for pearls in their history, using pearls as a symbol of purity and perfection.
When pearls became a part of European culture, some countries even passed laws saying that only nobility could wear them.
Each set of Hanadama pearl earrings comes with a numbered certificate issued by the Pearl Science Lab of Japan and has undergone a lengthy testing process to ensure each set of earrings 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.
Hanadama pearls represent the top .01% of the Japanese harvest, which makes the supply of these pearls very limited and unpredictable.