Please allow me to introduce my first listing: the Akoya pearl! Akoya pearls are home to Japan. It belongs to salt water cultured nucleus pearls. The size of Akoya pearls normally stays between 5-8 mm. The mussels that produce Akoya pearls are fragile. So, unlike the mussel that produce fresh water pearls, the Akoya oyster can only bear 1 pearl at a time. For this listing, the pearl size is 8-8.5mm. Like most nuclear pearls, Akoya normally has some growth texture on surface. As you can see from the photos, the surface of the Akoya is NOT as smooth as fresh water cultured pearls. The luster of strand is quite strong.The color of the pearls are natural white with slight pinkish hue.Really lovely! As for the length, it is 40 cm long like most loose pearl strand. As for the general quality condition, I would not say they are top-rated. But they can definitely make a great classic necklace after proper stringing.