Pearl 9

Creamy and smooth with an iridescent sheen, pearls are made when mollusks deposit layers of calcium carbonate around microscopic particles over time and are the only gemstone made by living creatures. These treasures from the sea, ponds, rivers, and oceans have been coveted since at least 2206 BC, the oldest written documentation of natural pearls. Their smooth nature reminds us of the life-sustaining place where they were born – the water – and brings a sense of calm and balance to daily life.

Birthstone: June