Unlike other crystals and minerals that are formed in the earth a beautiful natural pearl is formed in an oyster mollusk. These mollusks are dived for in the turquoise salt waters of places like the Caribbean, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia and Tahiti.
Fresh water pearls are found in muscles and usually farmed mostly in China. There is a lot of superstition around pearls and the value is usually high. Some even refer to them as the tears of angels.
Pearls are organic. The most prized are the perfect ones in size and colour fetching a fortune and worn by Royalty and celebrities. However most pearls due to the way they develop building up in layers of concentric circles around perhaps a grain of sand, have very natural and expected irregularities.
From the healing perspective it is these very irregularities that are required for them to be great healing tools.
The healing qualities of pearls are that they are great in calming and balancing the emotions. They cool temper and smooth the nerves. They are great teachers of self awareness and placing boundaries. They teach us that we are all perfect in our own way. And, they teach us that we get better, more beautiful and stronger with age.
After all there is more value to a large white pearl that has grown smooth and shiny with time and tide.
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