Once called the “teardrop of the moon” the pearl is the oldest known gem. Unlike all of the other birthstones, the pearl is not actually a stone but rather an organic material that grows in mollusks. Legends abound about the pearl; The ancient Egyptians so prized their pearls that they were buried with them; The Chinese believed they were a symbol of wisdom; the Japanese thought they were calcified mermaid tears; The Persians held that pearls were created when rainbows hit the earth after storms. No matter the folklore, it is clear that pearls have inspired adoration and infatuation throughout history. Today the pearl is believed to lend wisdom through experience. Also thought to be a stone of balance, the pearl can calm us and lend to us purity, generosity and kindness. A stone rich in history and positivity, the Pearl definitely merits its Indian name, the “Divine Mother”.
The moonstone holds the power of mystery as it's secrets are locked beneath a pearly veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Only through reflection can we see what it has to reveal. A stone for new beginnings, the moonstone if a talisman of the inward journey, searching deep into ones self to bring inner growth and strength to light.