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Fun Facts about Pretty Pearls

Pearls hold a certain appeal in most women’s hearts. They maintain a certain classic appeal that moves beyond mercurial trends. Here are a few fun facts about pearls that may surprise you:

Pearls are the only gemstone made by living animals. Pearls differ from other gemstones in that they are not mined from the earth; they are made by creatures called mollusks. Mollusks produce pearls under unique circumstances over time, from a grain of sand. Not all mollusks produce pearls, and real pearls are quite rare in nature.

  • The oldest known pearl jewelry fragment was found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess who died in 520 BC.
  • The origin of the name Pearl is derived from the Latin word “pirum” which means “pear” reflecting the shape of the gem.
  • The Pearl symbolizes Loyalty, Faithfulness and Friendship<
  • According to legends, Cleopatra dissolved a pearl in wine and drank it to prove her love for Marc Antony.
  • In 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers adopted pearl as the birthstone of June. Pearls are also the birthstone for the Zodiac signs of Gemini and Cancer
  • Myths and legends give pearls the powers of love, luck, protection, wealth, wisdom through experience and life to the laws of karma.
  • Early Chinese mythology had pearls falling as rain when dragons fought.
  • Greeks believed that pearls were the tears of gods.
  • The name Margarita means ‘pearls’. Other names such as Margaret, Peggy, Marjorie, Margot, Maggie, Gretchen, Gretal and Rita also mean ‘pearl’ and signify purity, innocence, humility and sweetness



main view of Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace

Style 10579

Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace

Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace, 10mm-11mm, 18″ long with a sterling silver clasp.
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Available in:
Multi Color (dyed color)
Chocolate (dyed color)

Price: $79.00 – $199.00