Yes, but that doesn’t mean what most people think. There is a big difference between “cultured pearls” and “costume jewelry”. A cultured pearl simply means that the process of creating the pearl is started artificially, from there, the pearl forms naturally just as it would if a grain of sand worked it’s way in on it’s own.
Wish pearls come from mussels and are cultured differently than Akoya, resulting in a cheaper price but also a lower quality pearl. We offer the option of your choice between a Wish Pearl or a genuine Japanese Akoya when creating your jewelry.
We take great care in selecting our vendors, and only sell the highest quality real cultured pearls available.