PEARL - THE GEMSTONE OF SINCERITY

Birthstone for the month: June 
Chakra association: Third Eye 

Pearls, the official birthstone for June born, is a gemstone of inner wisdom, faith, charity and innocence. They symbolize purity and are sometimes referred to as the ‘stone of sincerity.’ Pearl is also said to bring about focus to the wearer. It is believed that the person who wears pearls may attain fame, prosperity and respect. Women are believed to gain a beautiful glow from pearls. Pearl provides self-confidence to the wearer. It can help people in various professions such as public speakers, celebrities, and any other time when you need a boost of self confidence. It is believed that for married life, pearls bring a peaceful harmony to the couple and exponentially increases the love and affection.
 
Pearls are believed to have healing energy that can promote the wearer to find balance and harmony. It is believed to reduce comfort during sleep. Pearl is associated with the Third Eye chakra as it symbolizes wisdom. 
 
There are 2  main types of pearls, natural and cultured.

Natural Pearls: These are formed in the bodies, or mantle tissue, of certain oysters and mussels. The process of making a pearl starts around a microscopic irritant such as sand that gets into the shell and the mollusk starts secreting nacre inwards. This process happens naturally without any human intervention.

Cultured Pearls: The growth of cultured pearls on the other hand requires human intervention and care. Irritants such as sand are introduced into the mollusk for it to start secreting nacre inwards to form a pearl. There are 4 types of cultured pearls namely Akoya Cultured Pearls, South Sea Cultured Pearls, Tahitian Cultured Pearls, and Freshwater Cultured Pearls. 
 
The most classic and widely preferred pearl color is white although pearl is found in many other colors such as purple, green, blue, black, pink, cream, and even multicolor overtones.
 
Fun Facts about Pearls: 

Pearls are the only gemstone to come from a living creature. The World's Most Expensive Pearl is Valued at $100 Million. Legends say that Julius Caesar imposed a law that only authoritative rulers of Ancient Rome were permitted to wear pearls as pearls were symbols of social class in Ancient Rome associated with wealth and prestige and thus only allowed to be worn by the upper strata of society.
 
Pearls are extremely beautiful and versatile to wear whether in the form of jewelry such as necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and even in the hair. 


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