Pearl: History, Meaning, and Colors

Pearl is a precious stone developed within the soft tissues of a clam. It’s composed of calcium carbonate deposited in concentric layers. The most expensive pearls are those that are perfectly round and smooth. Pearls are the only gemstone created by a living organism. As the birthstone for June, pearls symbolize modesty, purity and chastity. […]

Non-traditional Engagement Rings: What the Pearl Symbolizes

In my non-traditional engagement rings series thus far, we’ve covered those gems thought to be “precious” – meaning the diamond (introduced and detailed in the ruby post), ruby, sapphire, and emerald. However, many other “semi-precious” stones were long revered as extremely valuable throughout the years, and one such candidate for an ultra-chic and timeless engagement ring is the pearl. I […]

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