- COLOR: White, black, pink, green, blue, silver, gold. It depends on the type of shellfish, water temperature and the environment in which it lives.
APPEARANCE: smooth round to oval, grow in the form of tiles, arranged in layers and connected to each other
FREQUENCY: Easily accessible
SOURCE: Australia, Central America, the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, China, Japan
CHEMICAL FORMULA: CaCO3 x nH2O FEATURES – The pearls are gems that brings love and passion. It raises sexual energy, it is the most powerful aphrodisiac of all gems. Crystallizes in the orthographic system. The organic substance is formed on the inside of the shells. It has a crystalline structure as well as the outer part of the shell, consisting of 80-90% calcium carbonate and calcite, and a small portion of water. Crystals grow in the form of a plate, arranged in layers and joined together with a mixture of proteins. This gives them a high degree of rigidity and impact resistance. Gloss (luster) is formed by the fracture of the light.
- Pearls are symbols of good luck. Pearls are also the birthstones for people who are born in the month of June. Pearls also have aphrodisiac properties. It is said that placing a pearl under one’s pillow and sleeping on it will help childless couples to conceive. The wearing of pearls is said to cure madness. Also to be beneficial in the treatment of jaundice, and snake and insect bites. Pearls are also believed to cure depression in women.
POSITIONING AND USE – keep it around your neck , near the heart chakra
INTERESTING FACTS –
- The Pearl is surrounded by legends. In ancient Greece the word pearl indicate a “perfect purity” and in ancient Rome, charm and enjoyment.
- The Egyptian queen Cleopatra reached for the mysterious power of pearls. According to the legend Cleopatra was melted (powder) pearls in wine in order to seduce Mark Antony.
- Legends and pictures in India showed the pearls as magical talismans. In the figures of warriors moving into battle, we can see the shields bordered with pearls, to protect them from accidents.
- Pearls were also known as love jewelry in India and Persia. The old Persians crushed pink pearls, gold and amber powder prepared fragrant pills that are used to enhance sexual prowess.