Historically, pearls were believed to possess mystical and healing powers.
Pearl, June’s birthstone, is the traditional gift for one’s 3rd and 30th Anniversary. Pearls are most commonly thought of as round and white, but they come in many shapes and colors. A pearls color is a combination of its body and overtone color. Pearls are available in both saltwater and freshwater varieties. Five factors determine value: luster, orient, surface-cleanliness, shape, and size, as well as availability with saltwater production far less than freshwater.
Care: Wipe pearls clean with a soft, dry or damp cloth. Mild soapy water in fine, but no mechanical cleaners. Avoid contact with chemicals.