Just in time for the Holiday Season, we’ve put together a brand new pearl collection: Natural-Color Blue Akoya pearls! We recently had a monthly special featuring a blue Akoya pearl and diamond pendant called the ‘Aurora’ and it went over so well that we decided to flesh out the selection and include new necklaces, pendants, bracelets and earrings for everyone as well.
Our Natural-Color Blue Akoya 'Aurora' pendant; our Facebook fans named this one, and totally nailed it!
Anyways, since most Akoya pearls have a distinct undertone of green or blue when harvested, the “bleaching and pinking” process was instituted to give the pearls a bright white color, and then replace some of the color-play that was lost in the bleaching process by submerging the pearls in a red/pink solution to give them their trademark “rosé” overtones. These pearls skip all that, and are cultivated specifically for their Sky Blue and Silvery-Blue hues.
This collection is still new, and so fairly limited in sizes – our blue Akoya pearls range from 7.0-7.5mm up to 8.5-9.0mm only at this time. Their nacre is incredibly thick, which gives the pearls a beautiful AAA Quality luster and shine! What I love the most about these pearls is their strong, iridescent overtones that shimmer with shades of Aquamarine, Green, Violet and Rose – just gorgeous, and so eye-catching!