Freshwater pearls are formed inside a freshwater mussel. These pearls grow in a baroque or irregular shape. Their rounded saltwater cousins, are also known as cultured pearls.
In ancient mythology pearls were thought to be heavenly dewdrops caught by shells rising from the sea bed. Believed to be sacred to the Roman moon goddess Diana.
Pearls are the perfect present for a blushing bride, signifying peace, beauty and friendship. It is also the gemstone given to mark a third wedding anniversary, as well as symbolising a Pearl Jubilee - 30 years of marriage.
Pearls are the birthstone for June.
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