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Pearls, like all other jewels, have a symbolic connotation. The moon has long been connected with the dazzling white orbs. It’s no surprise that pearls have been held in such high regard for thousands of years due to their brilliant shine and deep hue.

Since antiquity, pearls have been prized as gemstones, and the difficulty of obtaining them in earlier times has always heightened their attractiveness and beauty. Pearls are organic gemstones generated by living organisms, in contrast to the majority of other gemstones, which are minerals. They typically develop in mollusks like oysters and mussels’ soft tissue layers. As they are secreted by their host, organic conchiolin and calcium carbonate (in the form of aragonite) create concentric layers to form pearls.

Pearls are thought to represent purity and spiritual change in Eastern cultures. Wearing a pearl simply reminds the wearer to be truthful, pure, and wise and to walk with dignity. Pearls come in a variety of colors, each with its own meaning. White pearls, as expected, represent purity, innocence, faith, and honesty. Pearls, whether gold or black, represent wealth and prosperity. All pearls function with the solar plexus chakra, which is good for digestion and immunity. Rose or pink pearls work well with the heart chakra.

Pearls, like other gemstones, are assigned as a birthstone to a specific month. June is Pearl Month, and many ladies and men born in June proudly exhibit their pearls to commemorate this fact. The birthstone chart was first formed in the 16th century, when it was believed that wearing one’s birthstone would receive favorable treatment and good fortune.

After analyzing a piece of Biblical scripture that gives each of the twelve apostles a specific gemstone in their honor, St. Augustine deemed the pearl to be a symbol of Jesus Christ in Christianity. Pearls are mentioned in various Bible texts, the most well-known of which is an allegory about the pearly gates of heaven and tossing pearls before pigs.

The Japanese have always held pearls in high regard and generally attribute good fortune to individuals who wear them. Because round saltwater pearls are native to the archipelago chain and have made the island fairly popular thanks to the innovations of pearl harvesting firms like Mikimoto, the Japanese only have meaning for the saltwater version of the pearl.

Pearls have always been the most popular bridal jewelry accessory, and they remain so today. The bride represents the innocence and beauty indicated by the pearl; therefore, the pairing is perfect. Pearls are popular for weddings, from the conventional princess-length pearl necklace to a magnificent pendant, earrings, or bracelet combining pearls with other valuable gemstones. Pearls are used in many bridal gowns, veils, and headpieces to produce a beautifully lovely impression.

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