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PEARL GEMSTONE

Holistic Usage Historical:
Pearls have long been used medicinally. They were thought to cure everything from fevers to stomach ulcers.

Pearl gemstone is formed in shellfish as a result of an irritant such as a piece of sand. Cultured pearls are created by adding a piece of mussel or shell inside of an oyster or mussel. This then create a pearl as layers of the inside of the shell grow over the foreign object that is present in the shell. Pearls are generally white, brown, silver, cream, black, or pink, depending on the type of shellfish and water. The term Natural pearl refers to a pearl that has formed as an accident of nature and not by human intervention. Such pearls are rare and valuable. The multicolored pearls are produced by Tahitian Black Lip oysters. These oysters secrete a dark pigment directly into the pearly strata.

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