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Akoya Cultured Pearl

Akoya pearls were the first spherical cultured pearls, introduced early in the twentieth century.

The Akoya oyster's scientific name Pinctada Fucata, are smaller than other pearl oysters, saltwater pearls produced in Japan and China.

Akoya Pearl Size
Akoya Pearls normally available from 2mm to 9mm. Average size 6mm to 8mm
2mm 9mm

Akoya Pearl Shape
Round Baroque
Near-round Semi-baroque

Akoya Pearl Body Color
White Cream Yellow Pink Blue

Akoya Pearl Farm Map

Although Japan has always been the primary producer of Akoya cultured pearls, China also has some important pearl-farming areas.