Birthstone of the month
From one of the humblest of life forms, the mollusk, comes the Pearl,
a gem of unsurpassed beauty and elegance.
Ancient civilizations had many stories to explain the origin of June's Birthstone. One of them, was the Greek belief that pearls were the hardened tears of joy the Goddess of love shook from her eyes as she was born from the sea.
The scientific explanation for natural pearls is almost as mystifying as folklore. When a small parasite or a fish lodges in the flesh of an oyster, mussel or clam, a layer protective substance called "nacre" is produced. And it takes years to create a lustrous genuine pearl, after layers of the shimmering nacre coat the intruder. Natural pearls are relatively rare and they are found in the Persian Gulf as well as in the waters off Japan, the South Pacific Islands off northern Australia and the coasts of Panama, Venezuela and California. They come in different shapes and sizes and in a variety of colours, from pink, yellow, gray to black.
There are also other types of pearls, such as freshwater and saltwater pearls. Sometimes they look quite similar, but they come from different sources. Freshwater pearls are formed in various species of freshwater mussels that live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water. Most freshwater cultured pearls sold today, come from China
Saltwater pearls grow within pearl oysters that are usually cultivated in protective lagoons or volcanic atolls.
Pearls have been a passion and even an obsession of people throughout the ages. They continue to be viewed as a mark of taste and refinement. Pearls are nature's perfect gift, suitable for all ages and elegantly worn with everything, from jeans to an evening gown.
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