One of the most frequently asked questions about Akoya pearls is "What is the best overtone for me?" While the body color of Akoya pearls are white, they do
have cream, rose and silver overtones (hints of a secondary color seen with
deeper reflected light). When making a choice in overtone it is helpful to know
that Tiffany & Co. primarily sells pearls that have a silver overtone while
Mikimoto & Co. primarily sell Akoya pearls with a pink overtone. At Pearls by Angela Carol we give you a choice of silver, pink or cream overtones.
While ultimately it will come down to your personal preference, we do have
some guidelines that you can follow to help with your decision.
- Women who have fairer skin tones prefer Akoya pearls with a rose
overtone. The rose overtone of the pearls will compliment their skin
undertones the best.
- Women that have darker skin tones, olive skin tones or women who enjoy a
tan all year long, find that Akoya pearls with a silver overtone will
compliment their skin color the best.
Of course the ultimate decision is up to you and your preference. High
quality Akoya pearls will reflect the colors of the clothing and skin of the
person wearing them. Choose the overtone that you feel is best for you and the
one that you are personally drawn to.