Category: Pearls

The Origin Of Cultured Pearls

For more than 4000 years pearls have been collected, sought, bought and prized as the world’s only organically produced gemstone. Long before man learned how to facet diamonds or cut emeralds, pearls were regarded as the epitome of luxury jewelry, and were only afforded to the most wealthy and influential. For thousands of years people […]

The Meaning of Pearls

Just like all the other gemstones, pearls carry a meaning. Historically, the glowing white orbs have been associated with the moon. With the high luster and deep color of pearls, it is no wonder why these natural gemstones have been held in such high regard for thousands of years. Eastern cultures believe that pearls symbolize […]

All About Pearls

Wouldn’t it be nice to find real pearls from edible oysters? That would be the day when eating edible oysters would bring in not only food for the table but also pearl for jewelry. However, such thing is next to impossible considering that pearls do not grow in edible oysters. Pearls are produced by mollusks […]

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. […]

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