Who doesn’t love pearls? You might think you’re not in love with pearls, but try to avoid your association with bad Gap sweaters, and prepare to fall in love with pearl jewelry.
June birthstone: These white beauties have celebrated and commemorated June babies since the 1800’s, and they are always a welcomed gift. Why? They mark the most exciting time in life – your birthday and that of those you love. Not to mention – pearls happen to be stunning!
Celebrate June birthdays with the personal, meaningful gift of June birthstone jewelry. It is not only an eternal trend; it’s an expression of gratitude and symbol of life’s most precious moments. Take a peak at our pearl jewelry (link to shop pearl jewelry page), collection and give the gift of traditional birthstones – pearls!
Care: Pearls are not for everyday wear, and one should take care when wearing. Avoid exposure to heat and protect from scratches and harsh blows. Avoid contact with chemicals especially perfumes, perspiration and hair sprays. To clean, wipe gently with a moist cloth.
Location: Naturally occurring salt-water pearls are very rare – most are cultured in pearl farms typically come from China or Japan depending on quality. Our freshwater pearls are hand-selected for luster, color and shape.
Composition: Pearls are composed of organically generated aragonite (calcium carbonate). The most valuable pearl is a salt water pearl – perfectly round, evenly colored and generally pure white or pure black. Hues include white, pink, cream, yellowish, greenish, bluish, grayish and black.
History: An ancient Egyptian legend tells of Cleopatra betting Mark Anthony that she could eat the entire value of a province in one meal–she then ground up an enormous pearl and drank it in her wine.
Did you know?: Out of 10,000 oysters, there may only be one treasure among all treasures… a single, natural pearl. Pearls today, whether designed in a necklace, bracelet, earrings, ring or brooch, are commonly referred to as cultured or freshwater pearls.