Stone Of The Month – Pearl

Image from Cami Manhattan Beach

Coco Chanel was never seen without a long string of pearls. Pearls symbolize what is best within us- you can walk with dignity if you wear this delicate piece! Pearls can stimulate your femininity, lift your spirits and can make you feel calm and beautiful. Who doesn’t want to feel this way?!

Different colors carry different meanings:

  • White- symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith
  • Gold & Black- prosperity
  • Pink- works especially with heart chakra.

The pearl is the oldest known gemstone. Freshwater pearls come from lakes, rivers, ponds and other fresh bodies of water where the weather is hotter or colder (ie. Scotland or China). Saltwater pearls are sometimes cultivated in protected lagoons or volcanic atolls.

For centuries, the pearl was known as the most valuable gemstone. Early cultures believed the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens to become the heart of the oyster. Astrologists sometimes link the gemstone to the moon.

Quick Facts:

  • Elements- water
  • Signs- Cancer & Gemini
  • Healing properties- solar plexus chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity and emotional stress.)
  • Words- purity, honesty, innocence, integrity, concentration, focus, meditation, serenity, tranquility, wisdom.

As stated in a previous blog post, the pearl has humble beginnings! A ragged, rough grain of sand transforms over time, slowly growing into a object or great value and beauty.