Akoya Pearl Studs
The Akoya pearl is known for its superb luster, beautiful color consistency and its perfectly round shape. The akoya pearl is a saltwater cultured pearl from the akoya oyster.
These AAA quality round akoya pearl studs are white with subtle hints of rose, blue, green and silver.
These stud earrings are set in solid 14k gold (either white or yellow) and are available in a variety of sizes.
Learn more about Akoya vs Freshwater Pearls:
Shape: Akoya pearls will be perfectly round in all pearl grades, while the vast majority of Freshwater pearls may be slightly off-round.
Luster: Akoya pearls display very sharp and bright luster, even in some of the lower qualities. Freshwater pearls generally feature a softer, more “satiny” luster that tends to be visibly more diffuse around the edges of reflected light sources.
Blemishes: Akoya pearl blemishes include subtle white “chalky” spots, flat spots, wrinkling in the nacre and tiny pin prick-like inclusions. Freshwater pearl blemishes are typified by white chalky spots, raised ridges, tiny pin prick patterns and small, streak-like score marks. Both pearl type’s blemishes are very small however, and should only be visible upon close inspection.
Prices: Akoya pearls are more rare (and traditionally more expensive) than Freshwater pearls, and are considered by most pearl buyers to be a “luxury” pearl type.