Jarretts Jade - About Pearls
Genuine or Faux Pearls Are Always An Elegant Choice
Whether you wear a single pearl, in clusters, ropes, or wraps, you can be sure they are never out of style and always an elegant choice. Pearls are the birthstone for June and a favorite for weddings.
Clean your pearls with mild soap and water - put them on after applying makeup
What is a Pearl ? ? Both natural and cultured pearls form when an irritant is embedded in an oyster, clam or mollusk. Below are some different types of pearls
Natural Marine Pearl
The most valuable Pearl. Found In Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
White Marine Pearl
Or South Sea Pearl
Found In Myammar, Australia and Indonesia
Most commonly available pearl. Found in Japan.
Gold Marine Pearl
From the golden-lipped oyster found in Phillipines, Myammar and Japan
Least expensive of the pearls. Found Midwestern United States.
Black or Tahitian Pearl
From black lipped oyster. Color ranges from light gunmetal to almost black
Found in French Polynesia
COLORFUL MEANINGS IN HISTORY AND MORE !
GOLD PEARL AS AN EMBLEM OF WEALTH
WHITE AS AN EMBLEM OF IDEALISM
BLACK AS AN EMBLEM OF PHILOSOPHY
PINK AS AN EMBLEM OF BEAUTY
RED AS AN EMBLEM OF
HEALTH AND ENERGY
GREY AS AN EMBLEM OF THOUGHT
In Matthew 13/45, 46 Jesus compares the Kingdom of Heaven to "a merchant seeking goodly pearls; who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had an bought it. "
Freshwater pearls were used for medicinal purposes in the Middle Ages and believed to restore health and well being. Lorenzo de Medici and Francis Bacon were among those using pearls to strengthen and lengthen life.
Cleopatra disolved her pearl earring in wine an drank to the health of Antony.
"The liquid drops of tears that you have shed Shall com again, transferred to the Orient pearl"
written by Shakespeare
Pearls - symbols of purity, perfection and innocence
We have a large selection of genuine, costume, faux and contemporary pearl jewelry and will be glad to assist you in your selections. Just click on the below photo to visit our Jarretts Jade Pearl Gallery and enjoy.