Are Akoya pearls better than freshwater?
Freshwater pearls tend to have more irregular surface than Akoya pearls. Nonetheless, their nacre is thicker and more resistant than that of Akoya cultured pearls.
What is special about Akoya pearls?
Akoya pearls are best known for their use in beautiful, well-matched pearl strands, which feature pearls that are nearly identical in size, shape, color and quality (luster and surface flaws). Akoya pearls are also popular in pendants, stud or drop earrings, and rings.
Are Akoya pearls good quality?
Because Akoya pearls are a high-quality pearl, you'll find them set with gold posts and clasps, and you'll find they are well matched for size, shape, and color. You'll also find few blemishes and a deep, beautiful luster.