Pearl in the Gemstone LibraryPearl

Name Origin: Pearl is Latin for “gem of the sea.”

Historical significance/folklore: The discovery that pearls could be cultivated in freshwater mussels and is said to have started in 13th-century China. Cultured pearls of China have been almost exclusively blister pearls. The Japanese perfected 
The production of whole cultured pearls. Mikimoto Kokichi, who, after long experimentation, concluded that a very small mother-of-pearl bead introduced into the mollusk's tissue was the most successful stimulant to pearl production, started the research that led to the establishment of the industry in the 1890s. Cultured pearls closely approximate natural pearls.

Gemstone properties: The Pearl is said to help one see themselves and help improve self-worth. As an emblem of modesty, chastity and purity, the pearl symbolizes love, success, sincerity and happiness.

Healing Properties: Pearls eliminate emotional imbalances. They help one master the heart chakra, aid stomach, spleen, intestinal tract & ulcer problems.