Definitions for "Akoya pearls"
A type of cultured pearl grown primarily in Japan.
are saltwater cultured pearls of Japanese origin and are formed by the Akoya oyster.
Renowned for their luster, these cultured saltwater pearls are the pearls most often used in necklaces. They are generally white or cream-colored. They also tend to be the most consistently round and near-round pearls. Originally produced exclusively in Japan, there are now Chinese Akoya pearls in the market.