Upgraded classic pearl and diamond earrings featuring larger premium Akoya Cultured pearls and sustainably created precious gemstones. In this case, we've used Moissanites not mined diamonds. Why spend on mined diamonds when you can indulge in Mikimoto-style pearl luster instead? :)
These are good sized for 24/7 wear. 14K Gold silicone backings provided to keep the studs lightweight.
- 14K Fine Solid White Gold
- Akoya Cultured Pearls (8mm)
- Moissanites: DEF Colour / VS Clarity
- 0.2 carats
- In stock: Ships Immediately
- Made to order: 3-5 weeks
Akoya Pearls vs Freshwater Pearls
Akoya pearls are saltwater cultured pearls (as opposed to freshwater pearls) from the Akoya oyster. Compared to freshwater pearls, it is known for its superb luster and perfectly round shape. Freshwater pearls lack the deep beautiful gleam of an Akoya, although the attractive pricing of freshwater pearls make them a great option for jewellery as well.
In this case, we've saved on cost by using Lab Diamonds instead of mined diamonds, so we decided to indulge ourselves in Mikimoto-style pearl luster. :) Enjoy!
Handcrafted Fine Solid Gold
We've chosen to work with 14K solid gold as it provides more durability and resistance to wear and tear, compared to 18K solid gold. While 18K gold gives a bright yellow colour, 14K gives a softer champagne-like colour. We believe these characteristics suit the preference and lifestyle of modern, multi-tasking women.
Customers who prefer 18K gold can opt for it by enquiring separately. We can make it your way. :)
Lab-Grown Diamonds & Moissanites
While natural diamonds are mined, we only use either (1) lab-grown diamonds and (2) Moissanites.
Lab-grown diamonds are 100% real diamonds; they are identical to mined diamonds in every way, except origin. I.e. same element (carbon), same properties, same structure, hardness, colour, and clarity. They are also cut with the same tools as mined diamonds. There's literally no difference!
Moissanites are precious gemstones and have very close similarities to diamonds. It is also extremely hard and can withstand daily wear. By comparison, they are harder gemstones than sapphires and emeralds and most other simulants in the market.
These two are a preferred choice of gemstones used in our designs - they are sustainable, ethical and affordable. Because these are created in the lab, colour grading, clarity and dispersion are on par with the highest grades of mined diamonds. In fact, they are graded in the same way. Read more in our FAQs.
Stay guilt-free with your choice of jewels, and avoid paying unnecessary cartel-markups!
Let us know if you would like your jewelry to be boxed separately. As much as possible, multiple items will be packed together. You are encouraged to join our efforts in minimizing waste. :)