Pearl has a special story… Each time a grain of sand or a parasite penetrates the shell of an oyster, shell produces a smooth, cruel essence of the marble around it to protect itself. As long as the attacker stays there, the shell continues to produce layers of this substance until after some years it has been trapped in a smooth and shinny pearl.
Pearl appears in white with shades, pink and blue, silver, green and black. The colors are related to the area where the shells live, the water’s temperature and the shell’s variety. Its basic ingredients are calcium carbonate in a microcrystalline form called “margarous”.
Its name derives from ancient Greek word “marmairo” which means “shine”. Though its English name “pearl” comes from the latin word pernula, which means sea mussel. In ancient Greece and Rome pearls were dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. Nowadays pearl is dedicated to each elegant woman no matter her age or style.
Bonus info: The most valuable and rare pearls are the wild ones. Pearl is said to heal respiratory diseases.