Color(s): white, pink, brown, black and can be dyed all colors
Mineral Information: Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3), organic substances, water
Chemical Make-up: White, pink, silver, cream, gold, green, blue, black; translucent to opaque
Hardness: 2-1/2 – 4
About Stone: earls are one of the earliest gemstones found by prehistoric man, most likely along the coastline of India. They’ve been used for personal adornment and coveted by peoples throughout the globe for thousands of years. Ancient myths tell of pearls being formed when oysters opened their shells, rose to the water’s surface and were seeded by the early morning rays of sunlight and drops of dew. Pearls are mineral object produced within a living shelled mollusk. Classic pearls are perfectly round. Baroque pearls refer to all the other irregular shaped pearls. Most pearls are cultured or farmed as natural pearls are extremely rare. Pearls are iridescent and classically white, but also come in other colors like pink, brown, and black.
Cultured pearls are not made of pearl material all the way through–they are formed by a non-pearl base which has a thin layer of pearl around it.
Zodiac Association: Cancer & Gemini
Metaphysical Properties: Signifies faith and helps one to focus. It provides a vehicle for advancing states of wisdom and helps you be a clearer channel to receive spiritual guidance. Historically symbolic of purity, innocence and faith, pearls enhance personal integrity and help clear the mind so that it can be a clean for wisdom and spiritual guidance. Enhances sincerity, truth and loyalty and brings calming reflection.