Pearl (Moti)

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Indian name – Moti

Name –The word “pearl” is derived from Pila which means ball.

SG – 2.60 – 2.78, RI – 1.53 – 1.68, Hardness – 3.5

Pearls are sensitive to acids, dryness and humidity and so are less durable than other gems.

Since time immemorial, pearls have been considered as a symbol of beauty and purity. A pure pearl is a smooth, glowing round stone, found inside the shell of an oyster, a species of bivalve mollusk. The rare pearls are greatly valued as precious jewels. Pearls may be white, black, red, blue, brown, yellowish, or pink in colour. They are created, when a foreign body enters the mollusks (shellfish) between the mantel and the shell. This makes the mollusk feel an irritation, which it cures by coating it with a substance called nacre, layer by layer, which keeps growing till it becomes a full-fledged pearl.

Pearls are mainly found in the Persian Gulf, off the coasts of Sri Lanka, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, China, the Pacific Isles, Venezuela, the Red Sea, Panama, and Southern India. In the present age, the best pearls come from the Persian Gulf, Myanmar (Burma), Australia and Indonesia. The biggest producer of these lovely gems is Australia, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines. The Red Sea and the Gulf of California and Florida are also known for Oyster pearls.

Natural pearls can be ten times more expensive than the cultured or cultivated varieties, because of their lustre and rarity. Because the natural ones are so rare, most of them we find today have been cultivated, which the pearl farmer does by placing a tiny bit of the shell into the oyster’s flesh. This stimulates the oyster to secrete nacre, and thus begins the process to form a pearl. The oyster is then returned to the sea for several years, while the pearl develops. A good quality pearl is translucent and lustrous. The quality of the pearl’s lustre helps determine its value.

Advantages – On wearing pearls one can have the following benefits –
  • It strengthens the mind.
  • Increases memory.
  • Helps keep anger in control.
  • Helps develop self-confidence.
  • Increases wealth and good luck.
  • Prevents diseases such as tuberculosis, fever, epilepsy, diabetes, insomnia, eye problems and uterine problems.

Fascinated by a glorious pearl? You can wear it in various forms. As a fashion statement, a pearl is always in. Plus. the pearls are said to suit almost all wearers. However, it only makes sense to find out if a pearl is really your birthstone. Speak to An Astrologer to find out now.

Astrological Significance
Zodiac – Cancer
Planet – Moon
Day – Monday or Thursday Evening

An oyster pearl is the birthstone for the month of June. It is considered as the birthstone for the Sun Signs Gemini and Cancer. It is believed that the pearl bestows love, money, protection and luck on the wearer. Pearls are ruled by the Moon. According to the Vedic Astrology, they should be worn by those in whose Birth Chart the Moon is Lord of an auspicious House. They provide strength to a weak Moon, and can be worn if the Moon is well-placed in the birth chart.

According to the Vedic lore, oyster pearls are presided over by different deities – the dark ones by Vishnu, moon-like ones by Indra, black ones by Yamaraja, red ones by Vayu (the Air God), yellow ones by Varuna (the Rain God) and pearls that are brilliant like fire by Agni (the Fire God).

Oyster Pearls are said to strengthen the mind, improve memory and are said to also help control anger. They have a calming and peaceful effect on the wearer’s mind and encourage feelings of compassion and love. They also are a great aid to spiritual meditation.

Ownership of a good oyster pearl is known to bring wealth, sons, popularity, fortune, fame, and freedom from disease and grief. Hindu brides often wear pearl nose rings at their weddings, in order to ensure happy marriages and to guard against widowhood.

Invite calmness and good fortune with a rare pearl. Get an authentic, high quality Pearl here.

25 Aug 2014

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