I have just purchase a necklace of pearls for my friend. When I buy them the person selling them to me said that they are akoya pearls from Japan. But when I am reading about the akoya pearls I am thinking that they look like freshwater pearls. The pearls are not really round and they look more like the potato pearls that I have seen the pictures of. Also, there is little 'ring' things that go around the pearls. I also buy earrings and they are more round but flat on the back so they are like a half round.
What I wants to ask is if this is possible that they are akoya pearls or do I think right that maybe I buy freshwater pearls.
Thanks for any assistance.