8×8.5mm Collection Quality Japanese Akoya cultured pearl necklace 51

American Pearl’s absolute finest quality cultured pearl strand. Collection quality pearls are the rarest cultured pearls available in the worldÑrepresenting the finest 1% of pearls from Japan’s pearl harvest. Simply regal — and extremely rare. For a refined, discriminating woman who is serious about her pearls and won’t settle for anything but the best. Collection quality pearls will hold their value and appreciate in time. The pearls on this necklace are evenly graduated and are affixed with American Pearl’s signature 18K yellow gold clasp. These are the finest quality pearls that are available. It is the maximum luster that the oyster can produce. Although AAA quality is very fine, Collection quality pearls have the thickest nacre (or skin of the pearl). There is a direct relationship between nacre thickness and luster (the mirror-like quality of the pearl). Thicker skinned pearls have higher luster. Also, pearls that have a thicker nacre also weigh more. So a Collection quality strand is actually heavier than a AAA quality. When American Pearl purchases pearls in volume, we buy by the weight. So the weight of the Collection quality pearls is reflected within the price. Collection quality is for someone who is looking for the absolute best quality available. This means that the pearls, if properly cared for, will truly hold their value and appreciate over time.
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