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Jewelry by Mikimoto
Like the Oscar Wilde quote above, it's no surprise that pearls and the Moon are often compared to each other.
Named "Hanadama" by the Father of Cultured Pearls, Kokichi Mikimoto himself, the term is a Japanese word that means "Flower Pearl", which alluded to their pale rose hues that resemble the pink Cherry blossoms that bloom throughout Tokyo every Spring.
Mikimoto meant the name to designate only his finest cultured Akoya pearls from each harvest, and to this day the term "Hanadama" means that the pearls are of the highest quality.
Orient is the iridescent “soap bubble” effect seen only on the finest pearls. White light striking and penetrating the various nacre layers is broken into its spectral rainbow (much like the ‘fire’ in a diamond) and bounced back at the viewer.
These “attributes” are two of the three defining characteristics of Hanadama pearls. The third is nacre thickness. Neither fine luster nor orient would be possible without thickly layered, and tightly compacted crystalline nacre. This is a key element to consider when grading pearls of fine quality.
Every Hanadama Pearl Necklace or pair of Pearl Earrings is accompanied by its own individually numbered gemological certificate from the Pearl Science Laboratory of Tokyo, Japan. The Pearl Science Lab is the ONLY gem lab in the world specializing in certifying Hanadama Akoya pearls, and have over the years developed a number of specific tests and benchmarks that all pearls must meet before qualifying for the vaunted Hanadama certification.
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Popularly known as "Flower Pearls" for their delicate to deep rose overtones, each Hanadama Japanese Akoya Pearl Necklace features some of the most brilliant, luminous luster ever seen. Graduating from 8.5-9.0mm, this necklace exudes timeless elegance, and is one of our most loved treasures.
Featuring the thickest nacre of any Akoya pearl in the world, our hand-crafted Hanadama Pearl Necklaces are individually double-knotted by hand on fine white silk, and is finished with a 14K Gold Clasp of your choice. Every Hanadama Necklace is hand-made to order here at our Los Angeles, CA workshop.
Each Hanadama Collection Necklace arrives with its own numbered Pearl Science Laboratory certificate from Tokyo, Japan, detailing the pearls' surface quality, nacre thickness and x-ray results. Your new Hanadama Akoya Pearl Necklace arrives secured in a fine Jewelry Presentation Box for you to keep and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and Pearl Care Instructions.
Free 2-Day FedEx on all orders within the USA. Overnight delivery options start at $35.
Most orders ship within 1-2 business days, sometimes same day.
International shipping is affordable and fast. Most international packages arrive in 2-4 business days.
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