As per Vedic Astrology, Pearl is the Jyotish gemstone that is used to enhance the powers of Moon. The planet Moon is by nature saumya (Gentle) and represents the manahsthiti (mind) of the Kalpurusha. An individual who has the Moon, well placed in one's chart will be a balanced individual. Among all nine planets, Moon is the fastest moving. Consequently effects of changing position of the moon are felt by human beings and all the creatures of nature at short intervals.
Freshwater pearls form in various species of freshwater mussels, family Unionidae, which live in lakes, rivers, ponds and other bodies of fresh water. These freshwater pearl mussels occur not only in hotter climates, but also in colder more temperate areas such as Scotland (where they are protected under law). Most freshwater cultured pearls sold today come from China.
Saltwater pearls grow within pearl oysters, family Pteriidae, which live in oceans. Saltwater pearl oysters are usually cultivated in protected lagoons or volcanic atolls.
Natural pearls are nearly 100% calcium carbonate and conchiolin. It is thought that natural pearls form under a set of accidental conditions when a microscopic intruder or parasite enters a bivalve mollusk and settles inside the shell. The mollusk, irritated by the intruder, forms a pearl sac of external mantle tissue cells and secretes the calcium carbonate and conchiolin to cover the irritant. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl. Natural pearls come in many shapes, with perfectly round ones being comparatively rare.
Cultured pearls are the response of the shell to a tissue implant. A tiny piece of mantle tissue (called a graft) from a donor shell is transplanted into a recipient shell, causing a pearl sac to form into which the tissue precipitates calcium carbonate. There are a number of methods for producing cultured pearls: using freshwater or seawater shells, transplanting the graft into the mantle or into the gonad, and adding a spherical bead as a nucleus. Most saltwater cultured pearls are grown with beads. Tradenames of cultured pearls are Akoya, white or golden South sea, and black Tahitian. Most beadless cultured pearls are mantle-grown in freshwater shells in China, and are known as freshwater cultured pearls.
Some imitation pearls (also called shell pearls) are simply made of mother-of-pearl, coral or conch shell, while others are made from glass and are coated with a solution containing fish scales called essence d'Orient. Although imitation pearls look the part, they do not have the same weight or smoothness as real pearls, and their luster will also dim greatly.
Pearl Gemstone Properties
Hardness: 2.5 - 4.5
Specific Gravity: 2.60-2.85
Refractive index: N/A
Color & Occurence
Pearl is found in a wide range of colors including white, pink, silver, cream, brown, green, blue, black, yellow, and purple
Pearl is found in Bahrain, Australia, China, Japan and India.
It was believed that Pearl boosts sexual energy, strengthens visual acuity and heals ears diseases. It is beneficial for heart, lungs (against tuberculosis, asthma, chronic bronchitis), kidneys, urinary system and liver. Pearl possesses sedative and also laxative effect, neutralizes poison, lowers acidity, Pearl also raises sensuality. Pearl was believed to be the main ingredient of immortality elixir.
Mystical Power in Pearl
Pearl grants to its wearer extraordinary foresight, protects him from risky commercial transactions and from evil eye. Pearls magical properties depend on its color: white Pearl brings freedom, brownish - wisdom, yellowish - wealth, greenish - happiness.
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