One of nature’s greatest treasures, the pearl is a symbol of purity, chastity and modesty. This gem is known to increase personal integrity and growth. The qualities of loyalty, faithfulness and friendship are also associated with pearls. Through the years, the pearl has featured in all sorts of jewelry, especially pendants, necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings.


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Also known as teardrops of the moon, pearls were believed to have formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven. The ever classic and appealing pearl is in fact unique among gemstones because unlike all other gemstones, it is formed by living creatures underwater. The iridescence and milky beauty of pearls contributes to its natural timeless beauty. Pearls cultured in freshwater are now more popular and easily available. Apart from the time-honored, creamy white, pearls are also available in silver, lavender, black, blue and golden shades. They come in various shapes and differ based on size, luster and their surface. The best natural pearls are sourced from islands in the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico, Persian Gulf and Sri Lanka, while Japan is well known for cultured pearls.


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Widely used to prepare medicines in Europe, Persia and China, pearls were believed to cure insanity, respiratory problems and treat insomnia. In ancient Vedic astrology, pearls were considered to remove evil and strengthen the mind. Ancient Greeks used pearls for romantic ceremonies, while Romans regarded these gems as a symbol of wealth and power.


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