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June Birthstone: Pearl

People born in June are lucky to have not one but three beautiful birthstones. The most popular is the pearl which embodies elegance, grace, and timeless beauty. The pearl is joined by the magical moonstone and colour-changing alexandrite.

Revered for centuries as a symbol of purity and sophistication, pearls have captivated hearts with their luminous allure. They’ve stolen the show in iconic photos of Aubrey Hepburn and they’re probably the main character of your grandmother’s favourite necklace too.

What colour is a Pearl?

What sets pearls apart is their unique lustre and iridescence. The play of light on their surface, known as "orient," creates a mesmerising visual effect that is unmatched by any other gemstone.

Pearls exhibit a wide range of colours, including white, cream, pink, silver, and even black. Their diverse hues, combined with their soft glow, make pearls highly versatile and a perfect complement to various styles and occasions.

Pearl Hoop Charm Jewellery

What does the Pearl symbolise?

Throughout history, pearls have been regarded as symbols of purity, wisdom, and wealth. In many cultures, they have represented femininity, beauty, and grace. In ancient Rome, pearls were associated with Venus, the goddess of love and beauty whereas in China, pearls were believed to bestow spiritual energy and protection. Today, pearls continue to evoke a sense of elegance, sophistication, and refined taste.

Pearl ring

Where do pearls come from?

Unlike other gemstones, pearls are not mined from the earth but are formed organically within living creatures.

They originate from molluscs, primarily oysters and mussels, which produce pearls as a defence mechanism in response to an irritant such as a grain of sand or a parasite.

Over time, layers of nacre, a combination of calcium carbonate and protein, coat the irritant, resulting in the formation of a lustrous pearl.

These pearl-harbouring molluscs can be found all over the world but are prominent in the Persian Gulf waters near Bahrain. However, in mythology, pearls are formed from the tears of mermaids and can be found wherever mermaids roam.

Pearl Jewellery Examples

We have several pearl jewellery pieces at Anna Rosholt Jewellery including Hoop Earring & Pendant Charms and Statement Earrings. We can also customise existing jewels to include pearls.

See all our Pearl Jewellery Here

 

 

Caring for & Cleaning Pearl Jewellery

Care for your pearl jewellery by storing it in a fabric-lined box or pouch to prevent scratching. Remove your jewellery for physical activities, especially for swimming in chlorine pools. Clean it regularly with the instructions below or read our full jewellery cleaning guide.

How to Clean PearlJewellery

  1. Start by rinsing your jewellery in warm running water.
  2. Soak the jewellery for 15-20 minutes in a bowl of warm water and a couple of drops of mild soap.
  3. Gently scrub the Pearl jewellery using a soft toothbrush. Be particularly gentle when scrubbing the prongs on the setting.
  4. Rinse well and polish dry with a soft cloth

At Anna Rosholt we've got a large range of freshwater pearl jewellery including our best-selling Wonky Pearl Hoop Charm, the Double Wonky Pearl Hoop Charm and the Full Moon Hoop Charm.

Get in touch to create your very own custom Pearl jewels.

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