For necklaces, earrings, brooches, etc., quality matching is as important as individual pearl quality. No matter how good the quality of each pearl may be, if matching is poor, the value of the merchandise decreases dramatically. Actually, there are very strict procedures for quality matching of Akoya cultured pearls. Every producer employs high experienced experts who check the pearls in accordance with standards that are extremely severe.
For further information, please contact:
Japan Pearl Exporters'Association
Japan Pearl Center