Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but for me it’s always been pearls.
All gems have attributed meanings and qualities, especially when we look at birthstone definitions.
Pearl’s origin and meaning:
"The pearl is the oldest known gem, and for many centuries it was considered the most valuable. Unlike all gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature - oysters and mollusks.
It was said in some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster.
Pearls have been called the 'teardrops of the moon.'
Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.
Over time, the pearl has become the symbol of purity and innocence