A bivalve Pinctada fucata is the first whole cultured pearls, introduced more than 100 years ago thanks to the innovation Kokichi Mikimoto.
Southern Japan is the world's largest habitat of oysters Akoya (Akoya). The Prefecture of Ehime, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and mie gather a large part of the total number of pearls in Japan.
The size of the valves of shells Pinctada fucata during nucleation reaches 8-13 see Which is the most delicate oyster that dies after her recovered jewel. The size of pearls is 2-11 mm in diameter, 10 millimeter pearls are extremely uncommon, 11-millimeter are very uncommon and extremely rare in this size are high quality jewelry.
Saltwater pearls are Akoya is round in shape more often than other types of cultured pearls. Natural shades this kind of pearls can be warm and cool: blue, cream to pale pink.
Due to the low level of survival data of oysters this kind of pearl is the most difficult for cultivation.
Operation on introduction in the oyster kernel requires precision and professionalism. The Japanese are the world's best experts and speakers unique technology nucleation of pearl-oysters clams.
Fifty percent of Akoya oysters die during the operation (nucleation). Clams 1/3 of the survivors will not be able to uniformly cover the core of mother of pearl, and 1/3 of the harvested crop is unfit for sale.
Only 5% of the total harvest Which could be pearls of jeweler's quality, and only 2% of these 5% will be of the highest quality. This 2% will be awarded the title of "HANADAMA" (translated from the Japanese language - a perfect flower).
Pearl necklaces Akoya are highly valued around the world. The amount of labor costs, selection of high quality pearls in the necklace is huge. By the time when you pick up enough of them (45-50 units), sorters in two stages will cull more than 10,000 pearls.
In our company pearl necklace quality "HANADAMA" is accompanied by a certificate by The Japan Pearl Science Laboratory - the most authoritative document among industry professionals.
For many years, our company purchases the most valuable pearl lots from the auction world. Each pearl and pearl strand in lots personally selected Xenia China - a leading Russian expert on pearls. This guarantees top quality jewelry and the best price range. We are dealers of saltwater cultured pearls of all types, so introduce a wide selection of pearls of different shapes, in different sets (pair, the "Troika"), lots of pearls in one quality and size range and lots of threads for making necklaces of any length.
Our company has the highest expertise in the assessment of sea pearls on the Russian market and 20 years of experience with him.