Pearl come in a wide range of colors. They should be relatively free from skin blemishes. The more perfectly round the shape the better. The higher the luster or "orient", the more valuable the Pearl. The larger the pearl, the greater the
value. Besides the popular round shape, there are stylish mabe (large
hemispherical cultured pearls), fresh water (elongated shapes and interesting
colors), and South Sea (large cultured pearls 1-10mm and up, to name a few. Pearls have been recognized as the
emblem of modesty, chastity, and purity. They have come to symbolize a happy marriage.
Pearl is the "official" birthstone of the month of June, and is the accepted anniversary gemstone for the 3rd and 30th years of marriage.
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