For its surface so smooth, for its sheen and depth so striking to be defined almost like a mirror, for the particular changing of iridescent shades that intertwine in a unique three-dimensional texture, Akoya pearls represent the must-have in the world of the highest jewelry and luxury.
Grown in the salty waters of Japan, Akoya pearls are produced by the pearl mollusk known as Fucata Martensii, the smallest of the pearl-producing mollusks.
The birth of a pearl is a history known to few, but it fits by far among those natural events which are really miraculous and possible only in very few and rare cases.
A pearl is formed when a small or "irritating" object naturally enters the soft tissue of a mollusk or oyster. The consequence of the mollusk’s self-defense from the foreign body is to secrete an organic substance called nacre, which accumulates on the foreign body in millions of layers, giving rise to the pearl. The nacre is a calming substance composed of microscopic crystals of calcium carbonate, perfectly aligned with each other, so that the light that passes along the axis of each crystal is reflected and refracted by another to produce a rainbow of light and color.
It is precisely in its birth that Perla Akoya, already luminous and iridescent, reveals its unmistakable charm and its impressive beauty. Unlike any other gems or precious metals, which must be extracted from the ground and cut and polished to enhance their beauty, pearls are produced by oysters living below the surface of the sea, and are beautiful in themselves, without any other intervention.
It is precisely from this small miracle of nature, from this biological process, that Molteni Vernici took inspiration for the birth of a new innovative finish, which fits perfectly into the Luxury Collection of the Brand. It’s called Perla Akoya, the new hybrid finish able to reflect and refract the rays of light giving to the treated surfaces (metal, plastic or wood) that unmistakable glow, that unreachable shine and that natural and three-dimensional texture, typical of natural pearls.