The Pearl is the traditional birthstone for June, and has many properties associated with it such as loyalty, faithfulness, and friendship. The beauty of pearl has seen it prized as a symbol of love and purity for thousands of years and has inspired many myths associating the jewel with the Moon. There are four types of pearl which are: spherical, pear-shaped, button-shaped and irregular (baroque). Pearl is usually white, tinged with colours such as cream, pink, yellow, green, blue, brown or black. Coloured pearl is more valuable, such as the pink, bronze, gold and black (the rarest and most expensive) varieties.
Did you know…?
Pearls have been a source of fascination for centuries. They have been considered the most magical and feminine of all gems and are the only one created by a living organism!