Akoya Pearls Custom Made English Pearl Studs

An Extremely Rare Gemstone

Cultured Akoya Pearls from Akoya oysters are the most abundant type of saltwater pearls on the market today. They are rare then on average, less than 1 in every 10'000 wild oysters contains pearls. Jewelers commonly use this classic pearl type to create high-quality pearl jewelry.

Akoya Pearl Studs. Custom made per request.

From A Small Oyster To a Beautiful Gem

Unlike Freshwater Pearls, which are formed in mussels (specifically a freshwater mussel), these remarkable creations are delicately formed in the pearl Akoya oyster – or Pinctada Fucata oyster. This oyster is the smallest used on commercial farms for most retailers. The superior gem quality and signature roundness derive from using a tiny piece of mantle tissue and mother pearl to compose a bead within the Akoya oyster, which then goes on to become the pearl’s nucleus.

The Story Of Mikimoto

Hailing from Japan, fine Akoya Pearls are farmed to produce cultured pearl strands with stunning consistency, which has seen them revolutionize the world of fine jewelry. The first Cultured Pearl Akoya was made by Kokichi Mikimoto in 1893. Little did Mikimoto know, his method of manually stimulating production from Pearl Akoya oysters would go on to change the landscape of fine jewelry production in Japan forever.

Choosing the perfect color

Akoya pearls have a soft pink or grey overtone, are often very round and spherical in shape and are complemented by very highly reflective surface luster. Japanese Akoya Pearls come in a lovely array of neutral colors, ranging from your traditional white color to black Akoya Pearls. The most desirable is an Akoya Pearl of the highest quality: perfectly round, slightly pink overtone, and flawless.


The different types of shapes

The shape of your pearls is an important consideration in terms of value. Available to purchase in a range of sizes up to 11mm, there is no one particular shape, rather you’ll find they tend to fit into one of four average categories: round, drop, baroque, and circle baroque. Howeber, Akoya shapes are generally round.

Why choose Akoya Pearls over other kinds of pearls?

A sought-after accessory by women all the world over, these stunning gems are a more affordable alternative to higher price Tahitian Pearls. Due to their roundness, history, and mirror-like surface sheen when held to the light, top-quality Akoya Pearls are also very much considered one of the most famous lustrous white pearls you can purchase from the pearl industry.


Pearls, among Moonstone and Alexandrite, is the birthstone of the month of June. Being blessed with three birthstones, those born in June can embrace precious saltwater pearl jewelry as one of their birthstones. In addition to their classic beauty, pearls have long been considered to symbolize loyalty, purity, and clarity.


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