Birthstone June: The Pearl

Monthly stone: June

Freshwater pearl

While diamonds and other precious stones have only been in the spotlight for the last five or six hundred years, pearls Loved for their modest beauty for 6000 years. Pearls were challenged by pearl fishermen at the risk of their own life and were very rare. Only the richest could afford the beauty of the pearl. The pearl is one of the nine precious stones in the Thai order of the nine precious stones.

History of the Pearl

Pearls have been used for a long time for jewelry and clothing. For example, pearls were found in various excavations, which shows that people in ancient Egypt and in Roman times were already familiar with pearls. The pearls from that time are all "natural pearls". This means that they have been made by molluscs in a natural way. Because nowadays most pearls are grown in nurseries, the natural pearls are actually only found in antique jewelry. Examples of cultivated pearls are the Akoya and Tahiti pearls. Grown pearls grow in freshwater mussels and consist entirely of mother -of -pearl. The colors of freshwater pearls are white, cream and soft pink.


Pearls in fashion

At the beginning of the last century a huge pearl contribution took place, after which the pearl slowly got out of fashion in the sixties and seventies. The classic pearl cord remained a cherished piece of jewelry for many women, but got an old -fashioned image. This image changed dramatically in the nineties. Pearls are again in the spotlight. Every movie star wears them and a bride who does not wear pearls is almost one of the exceptions. Pearls have shook off their dusty reputation and the modern way they are worn nowadays has shown that they are just as good with jeans as with a classic suit. Furthermore, you can perfectly combine pearls with any color! So with a pearl jewelry you are always in the right place.

The love for pearls in art 

As mentioned earlier, Pearlsal have been loved for a long time. This can be seen in art. For example, there are many paintings on which people from nobility are portrayed with pearls. There is also a famous painting by Johannes Vermeer named after the pearl shown on it: the girl with the pearl.

Pretty in pearls 

Voor dagelijks gebruik is een subtiel collier met kleine parels of een enkele parel perfect. Heb je een wat chiquere gelegenheid? Een dubbele collier met meerdere lagen parels is hiervoor erg geschikt. Zo combineerde Angelina Jolie haar driedubbele parel collier met een witte jurk met zwart kant tijdens het Venice Film Festival in 2009. Parels gecombineerd met diamanten en andere edelstenen zorgen voor een verrassend en oogverblindend effect.

“I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket.” – Lady Sarah Churchill


About the stone of the month

Precious stones have been worn as a piece of jewelry for decades. It is therefore interesting to get to know the history behind the stone. Many cultures and people also assign magical powers to precious stones. They serve as a talisman and the stones would improve or protect your life. Moreover, if you wear the stone that is only more powerful at your birth to birth or zodiac sign, the effect is even more powerful. For each type of stone, features are also attributed to stones that match the person born in the month. It is therefore extra fun to choose a gem that strengthens your character, or from the person for whom the gift is. The freshwater pearl is part of the month of June and is a perfect gift for a 30 year wedding anniversary.