Pearls are one of the most versatile of the gemstone jewels, they can dress up a little black dress or be worn to a wedding, and depending on the setting and other stones, metals or jewels that a pearl is paired with, they can even be incorporated into semi-casual outfits or office appropriate workwear. Despite being a classic, go-to wardrobe piece, Pearls can, however, look a bit old-fashioned, which is why we love The Pearl Source’s unique pearls designs, which also come at a more attractive price point than many pearl pieces seen in stores. A good example of this is The Pearl Source’s Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earrings, formal and classic enough for a traditional style bride, yet stylish enough for those with demure yet modern taste in jewelry.
JAPANESE AKOYA PEARL STARDUST EARRING DESIGN
Each earring is comprised of one classic round Akoya Pearl Classic pearl on a gold base, 925 Sterling Silver coated drop chain. The earring drop is about one inch in length. The Pearls are AA+ Quality, which is higher than that typically found in department stores and mall jewelry stores.
Above the pearl, there are two suspended small silver drop ball orb embellishments with a stardust pattern to add a bit of very subtle shimmer, not full-on bling, but they are eye-catching.
JAPANESE AKOYA PEARL STARDUST EARRING CONSTRUCTION
The thick nacre content of these pearls makes them durable despite being on a drop length dangle, they will not scratch even though they are exposed to other dangling embellishments. The chain is gold with a generous .925 Sterling Silver coating. The post is sturdy and does not readily bend.
ABOUT JAPANESE AKOYA PEARL STARDUST EARRINGS: EVALUATING PRIMARY PEARL CHARACTERISTICS
When selecting a pearl jewelry piece, there are three notable characteristics to assess. These are the Pearl Luster, the Pearl Nacre, and the Pearl Overtone.
Pearls produce an intense shine, also known as luster. The luster of a pearl can be determined when a light is reflected off the many layers of nacre or tiny organic crystals that comprise the surface of the pearl.
The luster rating of this Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earring Set is considered “very high”.
Nacre is what gives pearls shine and resilience. Nacre is very similar in composition and appearance to the composite material inside of a mollusk shell. The iridescent nacre can be seen for example inside a nautilus shell and to some extent abalone.
Nacre is comprised of tiny organic crystals, which serve as reflectors of light. The larger a pearl is, the more reflectors it possesses. When shopping for a pearl, the larger the pearl, the more nacre it has and the greater the luster. The degree of nacre produced luster varies greatly between pearls.
This Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earring Set has a very thick nacre, creating a high luster.
A pearl’s color is called the body color. Pearls vary from white, cream, yellow, silver, pink or black. Pearls also have a glow of a secondary color, which can be seen when light reflects off of the pearls. This hint of color is known as its’ overtone.
The Pearl Source Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earrings are a white body color that is available in four overtones. The set shown here is a White Overtone Pearl, but they also come in Rose and Ivory overtones as well as Black. These choices are ideal for matching the undertone of a bridal gown so the shade of white is not a mismatch.
WHAT IS AN AKOYA PEARL?
Akoya pearls are cultured in Akoya oysters primarily in Japan and China. They are renowned for their incredible luster and are generally considered the “classic” pearl. Akoya pearls range in size from about 6.0 – 8.5mm.
The earrings come in a distinctive blue box with a grosgrain pattern crisp overlay, and an inner hinged style box with traditional satin and velvet lining. It is highly suitable for gift giving and storage.
ABOUT THE PEARL SOURCE
The Pearl Source only uses the highest quality grade of pearls from the Pinctada fucata oyster in Japan, and only uses pearls without defects. I found these pearls to be of better quality than that I have purchased at department stores. Because their pearls are imported direct, the cost is much less than other online and brick and mortar jewelry stores. The Pearl Source Pearls for gifts and bridal jewelry or just for your personal collection is higher quality and at a better price. They also offer free shipping on all orders.
The Pearl Source Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earrings are an outstanding value for a bride, as a gift for a teen attending a formal event, or for anyone who would like a demure, ladylike piece that gives an updated look to a classic design. The pair of stardust dangle orbs brings some visual interest to the single statement pearl. The pearls themselves are of high luster, thick nacre and come in four overtones to best match one’s skin coloring or attire. The direct sourcing of the pearls makes The Pearl Source jewelry an excellent value on a highly versatile set of earrings that will last for years to come.
WHERE TO BUY
Find the Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earrings at The Pearl Source here: https://www.thepearlsource.com/Japanese-Akoya-Pearl-Stardust-Earrings-w.html
Style Chicks received The Pearl Source Japanese Akoya Pearl Stardust Earrings in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.