Why Pearls Capture Our Imagination- Spectrum Fine Jewelry Blog

Few gemstones capture the classic elegance and mystique of pearls.

In ancient Middle Eastern cultures, it was believed pearls were created when teardrops fell from heaven, according to information from the Gemological Institute of America.

The luxurious luster of pearls is created when a shellfish like an oyster finds itself troubled with an outside irritant, which it then coats with layers of shiny nacre to protect itself. This can happen naturally or, in the case of a “cultured” pearl… (Read More)

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