Pearls produced from Akoya oysters. The size range for Akoya pearls is 2mm-11mm, with the majority achieving sizes of 6mm-8mm. Although Japan is one of the most famous countries for Akoya pearl, this oyster is also produced in China, Vietnam & Korea in small scales.
Most of the pearls produced in Japan are akoya pearls. The leading production prefecture are Nagasaki, Ehime & Mie. The main body color ranges from white, yellow, rose, cream, gold. Blue & gray colors are also produced.
Shapes are round, semi round, baroque & semi-baroque.