The History of the Pearl
Jun 07, 2022
Pearls shall never die. We feel there is no better time to talk about them than in June; after all the pearl is June's gemstone. Pearls are a timeless gem fetched and retrieved for over centuries, to be worn by some of the highest people in stature throughout history. Pearls are coming back in a big way, and though they have been a mark of virtuous femininity for decades, they are now being reclaimed and worn in a non-binary way.
A miraculous creation of nature, the natural pearl can be created by the result of damage coming from outside influences, leaving the mollusk to create a pearl. How beautiful is it, that the pearl is claimed to be tears of the Gods. From 1000 BC, pearls have been excavated from the Arabian Gulf and traded to the highest noblemen in earlier times throughout Europe and China. Many myths and Legends have since surrounded the pearl, claiming to bring purity and good luck. The creation of the pearl is linked to the birth of Aphrodite-the goddess of love and beauty, which brought the gem to symbolize ultimate femininity.
Over here at Filthy Rebena, we celebrate self expression, and a great way to express one's self is through jewelry. You can find many fresh water pearl pieces that are hand crafted by amazing Canadian artisans at both shops. We urge you to pick out that piece that brings you love and joy in your chosen style!
Article written by Danielle Nelson