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Akoya Pearl

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A type of cultured pearl

Cultured pearls are the response of the shell on a tissue implant. A tiny piece of mantle tissue of a donor shell is transplanted into a recipient shell. This graft will form a pearl sac and the tissue will precipitate calcium carbonate into this pocket. … see full wiki

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Sep 27, 2010
Akoya pearls are cultured pearls and less treasured than South Sea pearls which are rarer. The fact that they are more common are equally reflected in the pricing of these pearls. Pearls have no resale value in the market unless it is one of those rare collectors item. It was said that "Single natural pearls are often sold as a collector's item, or set as centerpieces in unique jewelry. Very few matched strands of natural pearls exist, and those that do often sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. (In 1917, jeweler Pierre Cartier purchased the Fifth Avenue mansion that is now the New York Cartier store for US$100 cash and a double strand of matched natural pearls valued at the time at US$1 million." Hence, if you've to buy a pearl, buy the most rare ones.
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