Pearl - Ancient and Precious Gem

Apr 12, 2022

A mural with three people. The man in the middle wears a hat adorned with pearls and an ornate pearl necklace.

The charm of pearls exists in every corner of the world all the time. Since the beginning of historical records, pearls have been compared to the embodiment of virtue, love, wisdom, justice, spirituality, and justice. From ancient China, India, and Rome, to the Mayan, Aztec, and Inca cultures of the Americas, and even the ancient cultures of the South Pacific and Australia, there is no exception to expressing the praise of pearls.

Pearl pendant, pearl stud earrings, pearl adjustable ring, pearl bracelet on shell plate.

Pearl is the birthstone of June. Compared with other gemstones, its history is more spiritual and more favored by imperial families. In the portrait collections in the world's major museums, we will find that many famous portraits adorn themselves with pearls. Nothing better than pearls to attract them and make their wealth prominent.

In ancient times, people believed that living objects possessed special powers that could be transmitted to their owners or those who wore them. Pearls come from living shelled mollusk, and their inherent luster contains a unique vitality that is more powerful and valuable than any other wealth.

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The Romans loved pearls, women generously displayed what they had and their endless love for pearls. Wealthy Roman women would inlay their beds with pearls to ensure a good night's sleep. No one in Rome was more passionate about pearls than the general Pompey, who displayed personal portraits made of pearls in his marching procession. For Romans, pearls were their most worthy pursuit from the great powers of the East. In the late Roman Empire, the country implemented the thrift decree, trying to limit the display of pearls by the public. And the number of pearls worn by an individual at a time could not exceed the decree.

Two pure freshwater pearl necklace and a bracelet on shell plate.


 Romans used two words to describe "pearl". The word "unio"  is used to describe the uniqueness of large and beautiful pearls. The word "margaritari" (Greek for "pearl") is used to imply a priceless treasure worth cherishing. "Margaret"and the deformed "Marguerite" and "Margarita" all mean "pearl", which has been integrated with the purity, spirituality, virtue, and nobility of pearls since Roman times.