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Cashmere turtleneck sweater with Loft boot-cut jeans, statement belt, booties (all own) and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source

This post is a review of The Pearl Source Akoya necklace. Read what I think about their collection, the necklace and its price.



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 them. 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. They creating the most exquisite, uniform pearl necklaces and pearl jewelry in the most beautiful, rare colors of high quality South Sea pearls.


Akoya 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



What’s in 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, valuable high quality pearls exceeding 8 mm in size.

Given their great choices one feels like in pearl paradise. 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. It came in the nice double box.


What I Love about the Akoya Pearl Necklace

The Akoya pearl is the Icon of cultured pearls. More on the origin of natural and cultured pearls.

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. Because saltwater pearls look so iridescent and feminine I wished my Mom had one too.


The Akoya Necklace Has a Beautiful Luster and Is Hand-Knotted

The Akoya necklace has wonderful icy pearls and looks much more expensive than the price tag says.


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 hand-knotted.



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 photos barely give credit to the great luster, quality, and gorgeous icy white color of the Akoya necklace.

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?



Why Is The Pearl Source 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. Consequently, you do not pay extra costs that come with any additional trade occurring between the importer and customer.

So why pay more when you can buy directly from the importer? More on cutting out the middlemen.



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.

Despite the excellent quality, The Pearl Source pearls are very affordable. I would definitively recommend them to my best female friend when she were looking for a pearl necklace.



Styling Outfits with a Pearl Necklace

Pearls are the tie of a woman in corporate style. Wearing pearls in a classic way to the office, as bride jewelry or when dressing for the opera is a no-brainer.


over 50 years old fashion influencer in work outfit with the reviewed Akoya pearl necklace
Harley Davidson booties, GNW tights and sweater, Sienna Studio leather pencil skirt, Anne Klein scarf, coin bracelet,  Hermes collier de chien bangle, 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 Cheongsam and Salvatore Ferragamo snake-skin pumps


However, the Akoya necklace also looks stunning with traditional clothes and a casual outfit. More on how to wear pearls.


Pearls are always appropriate. – Jackie Kennedy



Summary of my Review of The Pearl Source

Pearls up your style and are a wardrobe investment for a lifetime. The Pearl Source Inc. only sells the 10% best pearls of a year’s harvest with beautiful luster at an affordable price, and each pearl is hand-knotted. Browse their collections now.


Photos: G. Kramm

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