Pearl

Simple, elegant and timeless, the Pearl never loses its style with class from the depth of the Ocean.

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The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable. The luster of pearls depends upon the reflection, refraction, and diffraction of light from the translucent layers. The thinner and more numerous the layers in the pearl, the finer the luster. In addition, pearls (especially cultured freshwater pearls) can be dyed yellow, green, blue, brown, pink, purple, or black. The very best pearls have a metallic mirror-like lustre.

For thousands of years, most seawater pearls were retrieved by divers working in the Indian Ocean, in areas like the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and in the Gulf of Mannar. Starting in the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD), the Chinese hunted extensively for seawater pearls in the South China Sea.

It is the gem/birthstone for June.