Summer is coming with its mellow and musical self! We start the month of June with the most lustrous gem of all, pearls! Pearls are so special because they are the only gemstone created by a living animal. They do not need to be cut, polished, or mined; they are the gift of nature itself to us! Let’s dig into its fascinating beauty!
With their demure glow, pearls are always associated with innocence and purity. Among the fashion experts, it is a jewelry essential. This ultimate gem of feminine power has a long, juicy history full of legends, lores, and art. Pearls conducted their role as the muse of the most famous artists!
As for its history, the oldest written mention of pearls dates back to 2206 BC. As the centuries towards modern times, pearls remained their strong desirable effect. From native people adorned with natural pearls to royal families, pearls always found their way to fascinate the ones they encountered. Pearls are the treasure of Earth’s water, and they’ve always embodied the mystery and power!
With their spherical shape, pearls have also been associated with the moon. In ancient China, pearls were believed to protect against fire and fire-breathing dragons. In Europe, they symbolize modesty, chastity, and purity.
In the art world, pearls put their signature on the most well-known paintings. As you all know, in Roman mythology, Venus, the goddess of love, is believed to be born from the sea just like the pearl itself. Many paintings show her adorned with pearls. The most remarkable one is, of course, Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”. And the other one is from Vermeer, the master of light, “The Girl with a Pearl Earring”.
Now you know it all! For yourself or as a gift, pearl jewelry will steal everyone’s heart! Also note that, apart from being June’s birthstone, it is also the gift for the 3rd and 30th wedding anniversary, and of course, the most tailor-made gift for all fashionable Gemini! With our customizable jewelry, you can choose among white, rose, and black pearls, and even their sizes, to create a one-of-a-kind jewelry gift!