May 25, 2020
Different Types of Mikimoto Pearls That You Can Buy

Different Types of Mikimoto Pearls That You Can Buy

Mikimoto is one of the famous producers of high-quality cultured pearls. Pearl jewelleries e.g. earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings can combine timeless elegance which are in very high demand in the market.

Mikimoto pearls can be an appropriate gift item for all occasions, and can fit any event. You can treasure them today and also can pass on to your future generations.

Following are few different types of pearls of this variety.

Akoya pearls

Akoya pearls are most sought after due to their sumptuous hues and breathtaking sheen.  Akoya pearls are generally produced by Pinctada Fucata Martensiii mollusc, or Akoya pearl oyster.

Japanese Mikimoto Kōkichi selected this oyster for producing the first cultured pearls of world. Today they are available in 3mm to 10mm size, and colours from white, cream, with little overtones of blue, rosé, silver or pale green.

Only fewer than 5% Akoya pearls harvested can meet Mikimoto’s standards to create jewelry of exceptional elegance and beauty.

Black south-sea pearls

They are also called Tahitian pearls, are prized because of their rarity, natural exotic colours and visual depth.

Mostly identified as black, however they are available in colours from mirror-like gray, midnight black, with overtones of rose, silver, dark moss, cobalt, aubergine and peacock.

They are produced by black-lipped oysters or Pinctada Margaritifera, and sizes start from 8mm and can vary in shape, like round, teardrop, oval or baroque.

White south-sea pearls

They are produced by Pinctada Maxima, which is also called as Silver-lipped South Sea oysters, and their rarity is because of sensitive, difficult in cultivating nature of the species, and found in deep and offshore waters.

Having minimum 9 mm harvest size, shapes from round/oval to teardrop or organic baroque.

Golden south-sea pearls

Almost like white cousins of theirs, these stunning pearls can be produced by Golden-lipped varietal of Pinctada Maxima. The rich and deep luster of their can range from light champagne colour to mesmerizing gold, and rarer than its actual precious metal namesake.

Also, their minimum harvest size 9mm, having varying shape from round or oval, to organic baroque and teardrop.

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