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Zoom-in on Akoya pearl necklace under natural light to show the great luster of the pearls
  1. Pearls are the gems of the sea
  2. The Pearl Source, Inc. collection
  3. What I love about the Akoya pearl necklace
  4. Akoya pearls are saltwater pearls
  5. Why is The Pearl Source is so cheap?
  6. Price-performance ratio
  7. In summary


Disclosure: Ad. The Akoya pearl necklace is a sample of my choice from The Pearl Source, Inc. Los Angles, CA. This post is not endorsed by The Pearl Source, Inc. I wrote it entirely myself and it reflects my own 100% honest opinion.

Pearls are the gems of the sea

Today I would like to introduce you to The Pearl Source, Inc., a California based family-owned company that specializes in pearl imports, supply of pearls, and creating the most exquisite pearl necklaces and pearl jewelry. They create the most beautiful, high quality multi-color and uniform pearl strands and necklaces in rare colors of high quality South Sea pearls. Guys, they even take custom orders! Hint, hint! 😉

Ayoka pearl necklace from The Pearl Source Inc.
Authentic Akoya pearl necklace from pearl farms of Japan c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. The necklace comes with a certificate of 100% authenticity and a nice gift box

The Pearl Source, Inc. collection

Their collection encompasses pearl necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants from Tahitian South Sea black pearls, golden Australian South Sea pearls, white South Sea pearls, Japanese Akoya pearls, and freshwater pearls. They offer pearl necklaces in the classic choker 16 inch (40.6 cm) length, 17 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch, 24 inch, 36 inch and the 51 inch (43.2, 45.7, 50.8, 61, 91.4, 129.5 cm) opera length. Pearl size can be chosen from 3 mm to 9.5 mm, but pearls with 7 mm to 8 mm diameter are most popular for necklaces. The Pearl Source, Inc. also offers the rare, and valuable high quality pearls exceeding 8 mm in size.

Given their great choices one feels like in pearl paradise. Just picking one item is pretty tough. Black large pearl studs are on my wish list since a long time, as was a saltwater Akoya pearl necklace. Here “was” means I picked an Akoya pearl necklace (photo above) as the sample for this review. The necklace came in the nice double box also shown in the first photo of this post. Guys, this means the necklace is already in a nice gift box! 😉

Zoom-in on the Akoya pearl necklace showing the great luster, quality, color, and cleanliness
Zoom-in on the Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. to show the great luster, quality, color, and cleanliness. Each pearl is knotted.

What I love about the Akoya pearl necklace

The Akoya pearl is the icon of cultured pearls (You can learn more on the origin of natural and cultured pearls in the post at the link). I am in love with Akoya pearls since I was a teenager. In my grandma’s magazines, I saw the Akoya ads as well as photos of European movie stars, Princesses, Ladies, Duchesses, etc. wearing them on their necks, wrists, and ears. As a kid, I wished my mom had one too.

Akoya pearls are saltwater pearls

Akoya pearls are saltwater pearls produced by the Pinctada fucata oyster. The oyster puts layer after layer of mother of pearl around the pearl. This procedure leads to the nice luster when the light breaks in these layers. The more layers the nicer the breaking of the light and luster become. The photo above shows the great luster, quality, and gorgeous icy white color of the Akoya necklace. The pearls are all knotted. The fact that The Pearl Source uses only the top 10% or higher quality of a pearl harvest for their pearl jewelry and pearl necklaces really shows. Don’t you think so?

over 50 years old stylist featuring an Akoya pearl necklace in a classic way
Zooming out to show how well the Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. works in a classic setting

The Akoya necklace has a beautiful luster

The Akoya necklace has wonderful icy pearls (photo above) and looks much more expensive than the price tag says. Thus, the price performance ratio is clearly in advantage for the consumer.

necklace details
Zoom-in on necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. under natural light to show the great luster of the pearls

Why is The Pearl Source is so cheap?

The Pearl Source, Inc. can offer their pearl necklace at these low prices as they are the biggest importer in the US. Furthermore, they are the supplier to many jewelry stores. This means you do not pay extra costs that come with any additional trade occurring between the importer and the customer. So why pay more when you can buy directly from the importer?

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Price-performance ratio

Pearls are a long-term investment into your wardrobe accessories. You will wear them your life long. They are perfect for work and many special occasions. It is a no-brainer to buy the highest quality you can afford.

Styling an outfit with pearl necklace

Wearing pearls in a classic way to the office, as bride jewelry or to the opera is a nobrainer. They always look appropriate and elegant (see next photo).

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over 50 years old fashion influencer in work outfit with pearl necklace
Outfit details: Harley Davidson booties, GNW tights and GNW Luxe cashmere wool sweater, Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, vintage silk scarf, coin bracelt, and Hermes collier de chien bangle  (all own) accessorized with Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc.
over 50 years old woman wearing a traditional Chinese outfit with AKOYA pearl necklace
Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. worn with own traditional Chinese royal blue sheath dress and Salvatore Ferragamo snake skin pumps

The photo above illustrates that the Akoya necklace also looks stunning with traditional clothes. The photo below features the Akoya pearl necklace worn in a casual outfit. The last photo of this post shows another detail view. Again you see the great luster of these Akoya pearls.

pearls dressing up a casual Friday work outfit with boot-cut jeans and turtleneck sweater
Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source, Inc. worn with own Hermes collier de chien cuff, Loft boot-cut jeans and Brooks Brothers turtleneck cashmere sweater and booties

In summary

Pearls up your style and are a wardrobe investment for a lifetime. The Akoya pearl necklace consists of the 10% best pearls of a years harvest with beautiful luster and each pearl is hand-knotted. Despite the excellent quality, it is affordable. I would definitively recommend The Pearl Source Inc. to my best female friend when she were looking for a pearl necklace. Browse the collections  now. Recall
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You can find more on how to wear pearls in the post at the link.

Photos: G. Kramm

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