Pearl jewelry has always held a special place in my heart because the first piece of real jewelry my mother bought me as a young teen was a pearl ring while we were on vacation in Florida. Which is why my favorite display case in the gallery is the pearl case. It has a variety of styles ranging from classic strands to creative funky earrings.
So to celebrate our wonderful pearl collection here are 3 fun facts about pearls
1) Pearls are the only gemstone to be produced by a living creature. They are formed inside of mollusks such as oysters and mussels. They happen when an irritant such as a small stone or a tiny bit of sand gets inside the shell. A lustrous substance, called nacre, is secreted around the object to protect the soft internal body of the mollusk. It continues to coat the irritant for a least six months to form a full pearl. Finding a pearl in nature is a rare as one in ten thousand oysters
2) Any June babies reading this? Cause, this next fact is for you. Pearls are the official gemstone of June.
3) Pearls are used to symbolize fertility, loyalty, and friendship.
Wanna see more of our wonderful pearl pieces come on down to the gallery or click HERE to be linked to our pearl Pinterest page!
“16 Interesting Facts About Pearls.” 16 Interesting Facts About Pearls | The Pearl Source, www.thepearlsource.com/pearl-facts.php. Burke, Karen.
“10 Pearl Fun Facts.” Burkes Fine Jewelers, Burkes Fine Jewelers, 30 May 2017, www.burkesjewelers.com/blog/2017/5/23/10-pearl-fun-facts.
CROFTS, CASSIE. “10 Fascinating Facts About Pearls.” National Geographic, 3 Mar. 2016, www.nationalgeographic.com.au/nature/10-fascinating-facts-about-pearls.aspx.