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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

Aroya Pearl

Most commonly available pearl. Found in Japan.

Gold Marine Pearl

From the golden-lipped oyster found in Phillipines, Myammar and Japan

Freshwater Pearl

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.