We sell Japanese white akoya pearls, Japanese gray akoya pearls, Tahitian black pearls, South Sea gold pearls and South Sea white pearls. All of our pearls are cultured for a minimum of 18-months with some pearls taking up to 3-years to mature. All of our Japanese akoya pearls are farmed in Ima-city of the Mie prefecture, Japan, by second and third generation pearl artisans with over 30-years of experience. They select each pearl by hand during specific hours of the day to ensure proper lighting is used in the selection process. After selecting pearls, the artisans begin the process of gathering like colored pearls for the stringing process. Learn more about our pearl selection methods here.