The birthstone for June is Pearl Pearl: derives from the Latin word perna meaning leg. These beautiful organic gems are produced within molluscs (generally oysters or mussels) which have a pearly lining on the inside of their shell. There are two types of genuine pearls – natural and cultured. Natural pearls are created inside a mollusc as a result of an accident of nature - an irritant by chance enters a mollusc and a pearl is formed around the irritant resulting in a gem of natural beauty. Unfortunately nowadays it is rare to find such natural pearl jewellery and...
- 29 Jun, 2016
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