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    Akoya Pearls Defined
    Akoya pearls are bead-nucleated cultured pearls produced in the Pinctada fucata martensii and Pinctada fucata chemnitzii
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    The Pearl Necklace Comes In Many Sizes And Colors
    The "classic" piece of pearl jewelry is, of course, the pearl necklace. Akoya pearls are the most traditional type of pearl used in necklaces, but freshwater pearls, Black Tahitian pearls, and large South Sea pearls are also used, often to stunning effect.

    Akoyas, of course, exhibit the traditional ...
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    Cultured Pearls Defined
    A cultured pearl is any pearl grown with the influence of human intervention.

    Cultured Pearl Formation
    A pearl is formed when a small irritant or parasite penetrates and lodges in the mantle tissue of a mollusk. In response, a substance ...

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