Pearl

Today, we will talk about the white pearl. The pearl is the oldest known gemstone. Although the pearl is found in several shades of color, white is the most popular. Pearl comes from the Latin word Perna, which means unique, and later from the French word perle. In ancient Rome, pearl jewelry could only be worn by persons of a higher rank in society.

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A pearl is produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth. Natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for centuries. The pearl is famous for being the most natural and angelic of all the gemstones in the world.

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To the ancients, pearls were a symbol of the moon and had magical powers. Pearls are symbolic of purity, innocence and faith. They enhance personal integrity, clear the mind, and aid spiritual guidance. They were once thought to be the tears of gods. Pearls have also been crushed and used in cosmetics, medicines, and in paint formulations.

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Wear some Pearl jewelry and enjoy!

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Resources:
http://www.pearloasis.com/pearlhistory.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl
http://amelz.com/pearl-birthstone-for-june-meanings-facts-history
http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/pearl.htm

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