Those of you born in June may know pearl is your birthstone, but did you know- Pearls symbolize Purity, Spiritual Transformation, Charity, Honesty, Wisdom and Integrity, all the best within us. The pearl is a lunar symbol, also representing water and woman. In Latin the word for pearl literally means “unique,” attesting to the fact that no two pearls are identical. Pearls are linked to transformation as they begin as a grain of sand and they emerge pure white from the mud and muck of their shell’s home. Ancient Japanese believed that pearls were created from the tears of mythical creatures such as mermaids, nymphs and angels. The ancient Egyptians prized their pearls so much they were buried with them. Cleopatra reportedly dissolved a pearl from one of her earrings in a glass of either wine or vinegar, depending on the source, and drank it. She did this just to show Mark Anthony that she could devour the wealth of an entire nation in just one gulp. From Cleopatra to Chanel, pearls have remained a status symbol of beauty and grace.
The pearls in our collection are artisanal crafted cotton pearls, made in Germany. The pearl is actual cotton, pearlized and lacquered for protection. The weight of the beads is much lighter than the usual pearls and has all the beauty and unique charm of a freshwater pearl. With silver or gold options, this pearl charm is the perfect, elegant addition your charm necklace!