Pearls are a present of the sea. The pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature – oysters and mollusks, created when an oyster covers a foreign object with beautiful layers of nacre. A long time ago, pearls were important financial assets, comparable in price to real estate, as thousands of oysters had to be searched for just one pearl. They were rare and expensive, because they were created only by chance.
A ‘natural pearl’ formed itself without any human intervention at all, in the wild, and this is very rare. A ‘cultured pearl’ on the other hand, has been formed on a pearl farm. The great majority of pearls on the market are cultured pearls.
A natural pearl contains a high quantity of calcium and is a useful aid to solve – in some cases – a lack of calcium. It also works cleansing and purifying. The more often a pearl necklace is worn, all the more beautiful becomes its sheen. When the wearer has an unusual shortage of calcium, it is possible the necklace becomes dull.
Pearl is the symbol of beauty, purity, chastity, modesty, but also of honesty. It shows us the depth of our being and helps to break through rigid mental patterns, so we can grow past them and develop ourselves. The true pearl indicates the way of being honest towards ourself. The pearl has been seen as the symbol of a pure heart and mind, innocence, and faith.
It is a good protection against negative influences and grants a feeling of safety, protection and tranquility.
Because pearl comes from the sea, it is believed to have watery and lunar elements, and therefore to help balance the emotions. They have been called the ‘teardrops of the moon’, and indeed, astrologers link it to the moon, the zodiac sign of Cancer and the month of June.
The pearl has become the symbol of purity and innocence and it is often sewn into bridal gowns, or worn as jewelry by the bride.
|Magical Healing Properties of the Gemstone Pearl|
|color||white, pink, grey, black, gold, greenish; untransparent|
|characteristics||· power, courage, modesty.
· gold and black pearls are believed to bring prosperity