Akoya Pearls are the Classic Pearl
Japanese Akoya pearls are “THE” classic white saltwater pearl, a saltwater cultured pearl from the Akoya oyster (Pinctada fucata martensii). This is the type of pearl made famous by Mikimoto and the what most people think of when they picture that perfect set of white pearls. Akoya pearls are perfectly round and have the highest luster of all pearl types, many consider them “the best” pearl. Akoya pearls are favored by most retailers and consumers as the classic pearl choice.