Pearls have been treasured for their lustrous, creamy texture and subtle iridescent reflections since the dawn of humankind.
According to ancient Chinese legend, the moon holds the power to create pearls, instilling them with its celestial glow and mystery.
Pearls are unique in the world of colored gemstones since they are the only gemstone formed within a living creature. Because natural pearls are so rare and difficult to recover from the ocean's depths, man invented the technique of culturing salt and freshwater pearls
from mollusks carefully seeded with irritants similar to those produced by nature. The painstaking effort of culturing is one of the most
dramatic examples of man's quest to coax beauty from nature.
Today, cultured pearls are grown and harvested in many parts of the including the fresh waters of the Tennessee River.
The majority of cultured pearls come from Japan, China and the South Pacific.
Cultured pearls come in many beautiful colors including: gold, yellow, champagne, pink, peach, lavender, gray and black. Cultured pearls come in many shapes and sizes, and can be acquired in both graduated and uniform strands. They can be purchased singly or in pairs for rings, pendants and earrings. June birthdays and third and thirtieth anniversaries are celebrated with the gift of pearls.
Astrological Effects of Pearls:
Pearls are ruled by the Moon. They should be worn by those in whose birth chart the Moon is lord of an auspicious house, and when the lord of an auspicious house is afflicted and is not well placed in the birth chart.
Pearls are used to strengthen a weak Moon, and can be worn if the Moon is well-placed in the birth chart. Pearls strengthen the mind, increase memory, and help control anger. They have a calming and peaceful effect on the mind, and encourage feelings of compassion and love. They also help spiritual meditation.
Pearl brings wealth, sons, popularity, fortune, fame, and freedom from disease and grief. Hindu brides often wear pearl nose rings at their weddings in order to ensure happy marriages and to guard against widowhood.
Pearls can calm the nerves, free one from anxiety, lessen tension, and help with mental problems caused by too much heat in the brain
and heart. Pearls are good for women in general. Pearls may also help improve such conditions as tuberculosis, heart disease, ulcers, fever, epilepsy, diabetes, insomnia, eye problems, and uterine problems. Women can wear pearls for menstrual problems.