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.
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.
All top quality pearls strands will have this special knot between each pearl to prevent rubbing and protect from losing many pearls if there is a break.
All necklaces come with our special safety clasp that prevents the strand from falling, should the clasp come undone. Actual clasp design may vary.