An akoya pearl is often created when farmers implant a “bead” of the mother of pearl which is also known as the stuff that covers the inside of a mollusc, together with a bit of mantle tissue inside the mollusk which will completely irritate it.
This will cause it to cover the irritant with a thick layer of nacre which is what is used to make the akoya pearl. Normally the akoya pearl is cultured pearls that are produced in China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Vietnam.
It is also referred to akoya oyster and with its renowned luster it often considered to be the classic pearl. Normally you can find them in very few colors including cream colored or white, with overtone colors of silver, cream, or rose.
While the process must be done in order to create the akoya pearl many of the Akoya Pearl Molluscs do not survive the procedure and only half will survive. Many of them that reside on a farm will often die before the nine to eighteen months that is required in order for them to produce a normal sized akoya pearl.Often a disease storm or other important factors help to contribute to their increased mortality rate. Normally the ones that do survive only a low percentage of them actually produce a high quality pearls.
The akoya oster is among the smallest pearl-producing oysters which is used in the pearl culture today so you will learn that the akoya pearl is normally small in size ranging from about two to eleven millimeters.
They also tend to be the most consistently near round or round pearls which make them perfect for multi pearl jewelry including bracelets or strands.
Recently China has taken over as the country for the biggest akoya pearl production. Japan was once known for their highest quality but in recent years has been pushed over by China who now is known for their production of the akoya pearl which outranks Japan in every aspect when it comes to quality.
Japan is now competing by only concentrating on harvesting large akoya pearls that are larger than eight mm and hard to find in China. Japan companies have recently begun importing all of their smaller akoya pearl requirements from China in order to fulfill their own orders for customers. More than 75% of akoya pearls that are smaller than 7mm often come from China even if they are being sold in Japan.