When you think of pearl jewellery, what springs to mind? Chances are it's a shimmering, snow-white single-strand pearl necklace. You're perhaps reminded of a relative's dazzling heirloom necklace that always captivated you as a child. It's highly likely that necklace was made up of Akoya pearls.

Akoya pearls are generally spherical white pearls with a mirror-like lustre, though they can also be found in other tones, with dyed black and grey Akoyas not uncommon. Akoya pearls tend to be known for having the most brilliant shine (lustre) as compared with other types of pearl from different Molluscs. The Akoya pearl was the original cultured pearl produced by the Pinctada Fucata Martensi oyster in Japan in the early twentieth century, which to due it’s quite small size only grows one pearl at a time to a maximum of around 10mm in diameter. Akoya pearls are the classic white pearls immortalised by Jackie Onassis, Coco Chanel, and Audrey Hepburn and more recently styled by Michele Obama and Jennifer Aniston. They never date and they never go out of style.

Akoya Pearl Earrings

Our Akoya Pearl Earrings are ideal for any woman's wardrobe. Our collection of Akoya earrings include of drops, hooks and stud pearl earrings. We offer multiple sizes and grades of Akoya Pearl Earrings in both white and black. This current selection has been specially selected by our expert staff, based on current trends and from our all time favourites.

White Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings | 9 ct Gold

White Akoya Pearl
Stud Earrings | Gold

Starting at £62.00
Pearl Sizes: 4.0 up to 8.0 mm
Backing: Yellow or White 9 ct Gold


A true all time classic. Our simple white akoya stud earrings use pearls of grade AAA quality, offered with a choice of 9 or 18 ct yellow or white gold backings with a range of pearl sizes to choose from. 

White Akoya Pearl
Secure Screw Stud Earrings

Starting at £260.00

Pearl Sizes: 4.0 up to 8.0 mm


Our white akoya secure screw studs offer a more stable backing for your peace of mind. The pearls are of AAA Quality with excellent matching, surface quality & lustre. Pick your pearl size and precious metal preference.

All Stud Earrings

White Akoya Secure Screw Stud Earrings | 18 ct Gold

Akoya Pearl Drop Earrings

Our Akoya Pearl Drop Earrings are perfect for special occasions, they aggregate timeless elegance with modern sophistication.

White Akoya Pearl Stud Earrings | 9 ct Gold

White Akoya Pearl & Diamond Set
Hoop Earrings | 18 ct Gold

Starting at £995.00

Diamond: 0.12 ct

Precious Metal: 18 ct Gold


These earrings feature high grade Japanese Akoya Pearls in pink white tones that sit beautifully with the Diamond settings and with secure hinged lever back fittings there are no backs to lose.

White Akoya Pearl & Diamond Lever Hook Drop Earrings | 18 ct White Gold

priced: £1295.00

Diamond: 1.90 cts

Precious Metal: 18 ct White Gold


These Pearl Gallery exclusive Akoya hook earrings are unparalleled in quality and sophistication. The matched AAA grade pearls are mounted on an 18 ct white gold backing inlaid with 1.9 ct Diamonds to make for a truly spectacular piece

Akoya Drop Earrings

White Akoya Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings | 18 ct White Gold

White Akoya Pearl Necklaces

Working closely with our Japanese partners we are proud to offer you one the finest collections of Akoya Pearl necklaces. Every necklace we sell is individually selected and our large stock holding means that we can offer quality Pearls in every size available. Each necklace is assembled in our own workshops and can therefore be tailored to your exact requirements.

White Akoya Pearl Necklace

White Akoya
Pearl Necklaces | Grade AA

Starting at £485.00

Pearl sizes: 6.0-6.5 mm & 7.0-7.5 mm

Clasps: 9 ct Gold


The classic pearl necklace, at an affordable price. Make it yours today. Pick your ideal length, pearl size and clasp.

White Akoya Pearl
Necklaces | AAA Grade

Starting at £840.00

Pearl sizes: 6.0-6.5 mm & 7.0-7.5 mm

Clasps: 9 or 18 ct Gold 


Available in a variety of lengths, our AAA Akoya necklaces are popular for a good reason: lustre to catch the eye, yet modest enough to wear everyday.

White Akoya Necklaces | AAA Grade
White Akoya Pearl Necklaces | Hanadama Grade

White Akoya Pearl Necklaces | Hanadama Grade

Starting at £1165.00

Pearl sizes: 6.0-6.5 mm, 7.0-7.5 mm, 7.5-8.0 mm & 8.0-8.5 mm

Clasps: 18 ct Gold 


‘Hanadama’ Akoya Cultured Pearls are a very special kind of pearl. They are specially selected for their excellent shape, thick layers of bright nacre giving a wonderful lustre and virtually blemish free skin.

 
 

Black Akoya Pearl Necklaces

Our black Akoya pearl necklaces have been specially treated to embody them with there distinct ebony shine.

Black Akoya Pearl Necklaces | AA Grade

Black Akoya Pearl Necklaces | AA Grade

Starting at £229.00

Pearl sizes: 6.0-6.5 mm & 7.0-7.5 mm

Clasps: 9 ct Gold


Our AA Grade black pearl necklaces offer a very attractive entry point for achieving a very distinct look. Each pearl in the strand have been matched on the basis of their surface character and the close resemblance to each other.

Black Akoya Pearl Necklaces | AAA Grade

Starting at: £449.00

Pearl sizes: 6.0-6.5 mm & 7.0-7.5 mm

Clasps: 9 & 18 ct Gold


For distinct style without compromise, look no further than our AAA Grade Black pearl necklaces. Each of the pearls in these strands have been specially selected for their surface character and close resemblance to one another, making for a truly unique and quality piece.

Black Akoya Pearl Necklaces | AAA Grade

White Akoya Pearl Simple Pendant

Starting at £120.00
9 ct Yellow or White Gold
SKU: 6AW10-99WS47-R7

Simplicity in itself, this piece is all about quality. A beautifully simple hand-finished bail sits atop a perfectly round, high lustre AAA grade Akoya Cultured Pearl. The 7mm pearl is a perfect size, not to small to be missed but not too large to be overstated, it will complement any style. Designed and made in our own workshops.

All Akoya Pendants

White Akoya Pearl Contemporary Open Framework Pendant | 18 ct White Gold

priced: £942.00

Diamond: 1.02 cts

Precious Metal: 18 ct White Gold


A fine modern design,centered with a lovely Japanese Akoya in an openwork Diamond set frame with integral bail-simple yet sophisticated.

White Akoya Pearl Contemporary Open Framework Pendant | 18 ct White Gold