Crown Akoya pearls are widely regarded as the highest quality Akoya pearls available. Imperial Pearls have a long relationship with premier Japanese Akoya pearl farmers. They recieve, identify and eliminate any pearl with even the slightest imperfection to maintain the integrity of their "Crown" brand of superior quality pearls. The process of their pearl grading system is among the most rigorous in the world ensuring the quality of pearl you receive meets and exceeds your expectations. This strand comes with a Solid 18 Carat Gold and Diamond clasp.