Many will say that a Freshwater Pearl looks very similar to the Japanese Akoya but when compared side-by-side, the difference is clear. The Akoya pearls are typically larger, smoother, and more perfectly round. The Akoya will also have a deeper lustre and shine than Freshwater pearls. The Japanese Akoya is a treasured gift handed down across generations. Pascal Pearls brings beautiful Japanese Akoya pearls for your selection as stud earrings, strands, necklaces, and bracelets from 6.5x6mm up to 9.5x9mm. All Japanese Akoya pearls come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Japanese Pearl Science Lab confirming its identification and grading.