The beauty of pearls

OHARA jewelry uses Akoya pearls from Shima, Ise City, Mie Prefecture, white South Sea pearls cultivated in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc., and black South Sea pearls cultivated in Tahiti, French Polynesia, etc.
Akoya pearls have been loved since ancient times for their beautiful brilliance, due to their many layers of nacre.
White South Sea pearls, which have become popular in recent years, often have exotic colors, while black South Sea pearls come in a wide variety of colors, including gray, black, blue, green, and purple, and many people are fascinated by them.
At OHARA, we also carry rare Akoya pearls over 9mm, as well as high-quality grade pearls such as Tennyo, Hanadama, Venus, Phoenix, and Peacock.

No two pieces are the same - that's the proof of their authenticity

Each pearl varies slightly in color, shape, and size.
Pearls, each with its own unique beauty, are the result of a perfect collaboration between human wisdom, shells, and the sea. If any one of these elements is missing, nothing beautiful can be produced.
At OHARA, we carefully select each pearl to best bring out its best qualities according to the design, and deliver jewelry that makes the most of the pearl's beauty.

Akoya Pearl 2

Three factors to distinguish pearl quality

  • 1. Rolling

  • "Luna" refers to the thickness of the nacre that covers the surface of the pearl nucleus, and generally speaking, when looking at luster alone, the thicker the pearl, the better it is in terms of durability.

  • 2. Teri

  • "Teri" refers to the luster of a pearl. Pearls with a strong luster are considered to be of higher quality than those with a dull luster, and this varies depending on factors such as the thickness of the luster, the uniformity of the thickness, and transparency.

  • 3. Shape

  • Pearls are a gift from nature, created by shellfish. Since no two are exactly alike, each has small bumps called "dimples." These give the pearl a soft, natural texture.

  • 4. Color

  • The colors of Akoya pearls are created by the overlapping of various colored nacre layers, resulting in a deep seven-color shine. Meanwhile, South Sea white pearls tend to have particularly exotic colors, while black South Sea pearls are characterized by a wide variety of colors, including gray, black, blue, green, and purple. One of the attractions of these pearls is that they each produce different and exquisite colors depending on the lighting conditions. At OHARA, we carefully select pearls with deep colors. As their shape is not perfectly round, they move with the lighting conditions, producing exquisite colors.