Pearl the Natural Healing Remedy
Pearls have been traditionally regarded as one of the most valuable gems. Over 6,000 years they have been used for adornment. Their legendary effects on people is the reason that since 2500 B.C. there was a substantial pearl trade in China. (1)
Ancient Greek legend thought that pearls were the tears of the gods. Pearls were associated with Venus, the Goddess of love, representing purity and integrity and loyalty of its wearer. Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection.
Sea pearls come from oysters in the sea and from mussels in the rivers. The latter are the freshwater pearls. They are natural gemstones as they come from living organisms. What they are really is an amazing accident of nature! They are the direct result of an irritant that has intruded in the oysters or mussels. (2)
Natural pearls are those pearls that come into being without intervention by human beings, in the ocean as well as the freshwater.
Cultured pearls were produced as an answer to the growing demand of pearls that were depleted due to pollution.
Pearls come in a variety of shapes and colors.
One of the world’s most famous and super expensive pearl was “ La Peregrina” found in Panama which passed through many owners 500 years ago to today. From Phillip of Spain to Sotheby’s London in the 1960s it was finally gifted to Elizabeth Taylor, by Richard Burton. She admitted in an interview, that the heavy pearl hand once fallen off its chain and she retrieved it from the mouth of her doggy. Seriously, the most expensive doggy chew toy in History! (3)
Pearls become luminescent only when they are next to human skin. (4)
Pearls were traditionally thought that they relieve a range of conditions, including eye diseases, fever, insomnia, whooping cough, dysentery and loss of virility. Today, in modern medicine, we find nacre as one of the biomaterials for bone implants and in use in cosmetic creams and supplements. (5)
For our pets, pearls help with tension, anxiety and stress, hyperactivity and giddiness. Apart from providing relief from weakness, they also assist in eye, heart, and digestion problems.