All materials, including our handmade pearls, are sourced and developed in Southern California.

DO: Drip dry in shade, Gentle hand wash in cold soapy water and rinse in cold water, Avoid contact with rough surfaces as this may cause pulling on the swimwear.

DO NOT: Iron, Dry-clean, Leave in direct sunlight- this may cause the color to fade and damage the material.

CAUTION: Tanning products may mark and damage swimwear. We recommend taking extra care when using these products and always ensure they are completely dry before they come in contact with your swimwear. Some sunscreen lotions and tanning oils may mark or damage swimwear, we recommend you rinse immediately after use.

japanese akoya pearls

Ancient Japanese Legend say during ancient times, the Japanese believed that the tears of mythical creatures created pearls. Some of these creatures include, but are not limited to, nymphs, mermaids, and angels. Pearls are a symbol of wisdom gained through experience, bringing balance, protection, attracting good luck and wealth.

Why are akoya pearls more sought after?

EVEN THOUGH FRESH WATER PEARLS ARE STUNNING FROM OUR FAMILY LEGACY?

You are truly investing in Quality Pearls with MY BFF Swim. Akoya pearl oyster grows in salt water, limiting the areas where farms can cultivate them, and can only grow 1-2 pearls at a time. Freshwater pearls are grown primarily in manmade lakes and ponds in China. A single freshwater pearl mussel can also grow up to 32 pearls at a time, 16 on either side of the shell. The reason why Akoya pearls are grown even though they are more expensive that Freshwater pearls - is that the luster, shape, and orient of Akoya pearls is superior to that of Freshwater pearls.

Materials include a deluxe velvet self fabric sewn onto a glossy flow polyester spandex lining. Hardware includes 14K gold finishes and sterling silver.

Both Freshwater Pearls and Japanese Akoya Pearls are individually handmade, strung onto polyester thread, double strung and double knotted to ensure durability.

Detachable pearl strands sold separately, benefiting the consumer, creating a one time purchase transaction. Making the brand more about the swimsuit.

OUR MISSION IS TO BE THE GO TO BIKINI BRAND FOR CONSUMERS
WHO RELY ON US FOR LUXURY SWIMWEAR.

BFF PEARLS
Our Freshwater and Japanese Akoya Pearls are individually handmade. Strung onto a strong, non-stretch, polyester thread, double strung and double knotted to ensure durability. Materials include a deluxe velvet self fabric sewn onto a glossy flow polyester spandex lining. Hardware includes 14K gold finishes and silver.
WHY SO RARE: AKOYA PEARL
Akoya pearl oyster grows in salt water, limiting areas where farms can cultivate them, and can only grow 1-2 pearls at a time. Freshwater pearls are grown primarily in manmade lakes and ponds in China. A single freshwater pearl mussel can also grow up to 32 pearls at a time, 16 on either side of the shell. The reason why Akoya pearls are grown even though they are expensive than Freshwater pearls is that the luster, shape and orient of the Akoya pearls is superior to that of Freshwater pearls.

JAPANESE AKOYA PEARLS
Ancient Japanese Legend says during ancient times, the Japanese believed that the tears of mythical creatures created pearls. Some of these creatures include, but are not limited to, nymphs, mermaids and angels. Pearls are a symbol of wisdom gained through experience, bringing balance, protection, and attracting wealth.

GARMENT CARE

Do: Drip dry in shade, Gentle hand wash in cold soapy water and rinse in cold water, Avoid contact with rough surfaces as this may cause pulling on the swimwear.

Do Not: Iron, Dry-clean, Leave in direct sunlight- this may cause the color to fade and damage the material.

Caution: Tanning products may mark and damage swimwear. We recommend taking extra care when using these products and always ensure they are completely dry before they come in contact with your swimwear. Some sunscreen lotions and tanning oils may mark or damage swimwear, we recommend you rinse immediately after use.

Materials include a deluxe velvet self-fabric sewn onto a glossy flow polyester spandex lining. Hardware includes 14K gold finishes and sterling silver.