A natural pearl begins its life inside an oyster's shell when an intruder, such as a grain of sand or bit of floating food, slips in between one of the two shells of the oyster and the mantle. In order to protect itself from irritation the oyster covers the uninvited visitor with layers of nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, coat the grain of sand until the iridescent gem is formed.
Purity, Honesty, Innocence, Integrity, Concentration, Focus, Meditation, Tranquility, Wisdom
The ancient Greeks associate these bright gems with Aphrodite, to symbolize her charm. They believed that the goddess of love was born out of the sea completely naked, but with pearls around her neck. Greek mythology also suggested that pearls were the tears of gods, a concept that prevailed for thousands years.
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