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This gorgeous strand features black cultured Akoya pearls strung on silk thread and double knotted. The 7.0-7.5mm pearls are round and AAA quality. This strand is available in three lengths and secures with a 14K gold clasp in your choice of color. The necklace arrives in a beautiful gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity from Radiance Pearl.Please note that black Akoya pearls are dyed.

Choose your length:
  • 16 inches
  • 17 inches
  • 18 inches
  • Choose your clasp:

  • 14K white gold
  • 14K yellow gold
  • What are Cultured Akoya Pearls?
    Regarded as the icon of cultured pearls, Akoya pearls have graced the necks and wrists of women for decades. Arguably the world's best-known pearl, cultured Akoyas are characterized by very high surface luster. Produced by a small oyster called Pinctada fucata in the salty waters off the coast of Japan, cultured Akoya pearls are commonly found in sizes ranging from 2 to 10mm in size.

    About AAA Quality Cultured Akoya Pearls:
    Very high grade cultured Akoya pearls are designated as AAA quality. These are pearls with very high surface luster and little to no surface blemishing. Another important feature of AAA quality pearls is the thickness of the nacre. Very high grade pearls naturally have a very thick nacre which helps make them more durable over time.

    Additional Information:

  • Pearl Origin: Japan
  • Pearl Color: Black (Dyed)
  • Pearl Size: 7.0-7.5mm
  • Pearl Shape: Round
  • Pearl Nacre: Very Thick
  • Pearl Quality: AAA Quality
  • Pearl Luster: AAA Quality
  • Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.

    Necklace Clasp Types
    A clasp is more than a practical device used to fasten your jewelry. It is part of the overall design and can be a very important focal point. Be sure to consider if it will suit your needs of durability, fashion, comfort and peace of mind.

    Barrel Clasp: Used on most rope chains to make the chain more secure. The barrel clasp looks like part of the chain and twists to get a pendant on and off.

    Lobster Claw Clasp: As a traditional clasp style found in bracelets and necklaces, the lobster claw is generally reserved for heavier styles that may need added strength. The closure's shape is more oblong, similar to a teardrop shape, and is controlled by a tip that opens and closes the spring in the clasp. This type is also considered a more expensive finding that can add to the overall value of the jewelry piece.

    Magnetic Clasp: The popularity of the magnetic clasp has greatly increased in recent years. It is a quick and easy way to secure jewelry while not having to fuss with a tiny clasp, which can be difficult if you have long fingernails, arthritic hands or other mobility challenges. A magnetic clasp relies on a strong internal magnet that works to pull both ends of the clasp together. In most cases, a magnetic clasp is used for light to medium weight jewelry pieces that do not put excessive stress on the magnet.

    S-Clasp: An S-shaped piece of metal that connects a chain by hooking metal rings on each end of the S-shape.

    Slide Insert Clasp: This type of clasp is exactly as it sounds. With a box-like shape that is hollow on the inside, the wearer will slide the nearly-flat tab into the box until it clicks, indicating a secure closure. On some jewelry, a slide insert clasp will be accompanied by a side safety catch, which adds strength and security to the clasp. Although this type of clasp is found on both bracelets and necklaces, it is particularly popular on bracelet styles. These types of clasps are often reserved for more expensive jewelry.

    Spring Ring Clasp: One of the most common closure types, the spring ring clasp is typically used for light to medium weight bracelets or necklaces. It is round in its design and features a small tip which controls the opening and closing of the spring. The circle then closes around another smaller loop or link at the other end of the strand.

    Toggle Clasp: A toggle clasp is a narrow piece of metal, usually designed in the shape of a bar, which is then pushed through a circular ring to act as a fastener. Unlike the lobster claw or spring ring clasps, a toggle clasp is not controlled by a spring. The pretty design is less secure than other closure types, but is usually meant to be a big part of the design and is meant to "show". The clasp is an attractive way to secure a chunkier link bracelet or necklace.

    Necklace Sizing
    The length of a necklace or chain you buy depends upon a number of factors, including what you will be wearing with it and your neck size.

    To measure your neck, wrap a soft, flexible tape measure around the base of your neck. This is the same measurement used for collar sizes in men's shirts. A good rule of thumb is to buy a necklace or chain a minimum of two sizes up from your neck measurement. Thus, a man with a 17" neck would want to skip the 18" size and get a 20" size to ensure a comfortable fit.

    Appropriate women's necklace lengths are more dependent upon the style than neck measurement. Knowing your basic neck measurement, though, will help you decide what length will work best with your outfit and create the look you are after.