ALESSANDRA DONA Pearl Necklace with Akoya and Keshi pearls in yellow gold
Go beyond the classics with this playful pearl necklace by Italian designer Alessandra Dona.
The necklace is executed in 18 Karat yellow gold and adorned with high quality white Akoya and Keshi pearls.
‘Pearl necklaces are for grannies’. Just one of the many misconceptions we hear about pearls. Well, let us show you our contemporary collection of pearl necklaces, pearl rings and pearl earrings and you undoubtedly will feel differently about these treasures of nature. Especially if these jewels are designed by the Italian pearl designer Alessandra Donà. Take this pearl necklace with akoya and keshi pearls, for example.
The necklace is executed in 18 Karat yellow gold and adorned with high-quality white Akoya and Keshi pearls. But what do these names mean? Sure, Akoya pearls are classic pearls. If you picture a classic strand of pearls, then you are thinking about the soft, creamy-coloured beads that have a lustre that seems to come from within and wear a pinky blush. Those are Akoya pearls. The Akoya is a cultured pearl (natural pearls are so rare and expensive that you will only find them in antique jewels nowadays). The pearl is grown in the Pinctada Fucata oyster, and its colours can range from creamy white with tones of grey, to yellow, or blue. Akoya pearls have a modest size: ranging from 3mm to 10mm, but often around 7mm in diameter. The first man to successfully culture these pearls was the Chinese Mikimoto.
Whereas Akoya and South Sea pearls have a nucleus implanted around which the nacre is formed, Keshi pearls have no nucleus. They consist entirely of nacre. They are mainly small and typically formed, sometimes even flat.
Pearl necklaces in all sizes and shapes, but especially this trendy, playful one, are now available in Amsterdam. Bonebakker Jeweller is happy to show you our Alessandra Dona pearl jewellery, which we exclusively offer in the Amsterdam area. You may find some of our Alessandra Dona collection items online, but better yet, visit our shop for a personal rendez-vous with this versatile and fashion-forward brand.