Pearl is the birthstone for June.
Pearls are believed to symbolize wisdom acquired through experience. They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection. It is said pearls have a calming effect, & pearls can balance one's karma, strengthen relationships, and keep children safe. The pearl is also said to symbolize the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer.
Ancient Greek legend believed that wearing pearls would prevent women from crying on their wedding day.
Hindu folklore speaks of pearls as dewdrops that fell out of the night, into the moonlit sea. One of the earliest accounts of pearls and weddings comes from the Hindu story of Krishna (or Vishnu), who plucked the first pearl from the depths of the ocean and gave it to his daughter Pandaia on her wedding day as a symbol of love, union, and purity.
Here at In The Pink, we stock the most beautiful pearls from Jersey Pearl.
Jersey Pearl's love of pearls has led them to create the Crown standard, bestowed upon the finest real pearls hand-picked from each season’s harvest.
They grade their pearls to the standards set by the GIA (Gemmilogical Institute of America) – the world authority on pearls. Here’s how their pearls measure up:
This is how shiny a pearl is. Pearls need to shine to bring the jewellery to life.
Jersey Pearl's Crown standard pearls have excellent lustre.
As an organic product of nature, pearls have blemishes. In the finest pearls, these aren’t visible.
Jersey Pearl's Crown standard pearls look blemish-free.
Pearl growing oysters are ancient creatures that are very sensitive to their environment. Pearl farmers therefore go to great lengths to keep the water around their oysters clean by preventing pollution, cyanide and dynamite fishing in the local areas.
This creates rare areas of incredible natural beauty and biodiversity around pearl farms.
Whilst pearl farming is wonderful for the environment, it’s under threat from climate change. Jersey Pearl are committed to promoting this important message by doing our bit their help. Jersey Pearl offset the carbon footprint of their jewellery and packaging through the funding of green energy projects.
In partnership with the CarbonNeutral Company they recently helped support the development of a new hydroelectric facility in South Eastern China, providing cheap, clean energy to the developing areas near to where Jersey Pearl's Freshwater pearls are grown.
Click here to find out more about Jersey Pearls offsetting program.