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.
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.