Benefits of Wearing Pearl Gemstone
Pearl Gemstone benefits
The English word ‘Pearl’ comes from Middle English and from old French ‘Perle’.
The Greek word is Margarites. In ancient times, these were considered holy pearl names and Mararita was often used for baby girls of the pious and for beautified saints in the Christian lands.
Female forms of Margarites=Pearl
Italian: Margherita and Rita
French: Marguerite and Margot
German: Margarethe, Gretchen and Gretal
English: Margaret, Marjorie, Madge and Margie
Men's titles derived from Margarites=Pearl
Gareth and Garrett
Two patron saints who were rechristened as "pearls," were:
St. Margaret Aethling of Scotland
Margeret, "the pearl of Bohemia," beloved of the Danes.
A pearl is a hard,lustrous spherical mass,whiter or bluish grey,formed within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living oyster or bivalre mollusc. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is made up of calciumcarbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly rounded and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, valuable or genuine.
Valuable pearls occur in the ocean, but they are now very rare. Cultured or farmed pearls from pearl oysters make up the majority of those that are currently sold in the international markets. Pearls from the sea are valued more highly than freshwater pearls. Imitation or fake pearls are also widely sold in inexpensive costume jewelry, but the quality of their iridescence is usually very poor and, generally speaking, artificial pearls are easily distinguished from genuine pearls. Pearls have been harvested and cultivated primarily for use in jewelry, but in the past they were also stitched onto formal or ornamental clothing worn on special occasions. Pearls have also been crushed and used in cosmetics, medicines, or in paint formulations.
Cultured Pearl is artificially created by planting a core or nucleus into pearl oysters. Today almost all pearls used for jewelry are cultured. They are usually harvested three years after planting, but it can take up to as long as six years before a pearl is produced. This process was first developed by KokichiMikimoto in Japan. He patented it in 1896.
The nucleus is generally a polished bead made from a missel shell. Along with a small scrap of mantle tissue from another oyester to serve as an irritant, it is surgically implanted near the oyester’s genitals. Oyesters that survive the subsequent surgery to remove the finished pearl are often implanted with a new, larger nucleus. They are then returned to water for another three years of growth.
Fresh Water Pearl is produced in fresh water (mainly in China). They are oblong and, due to lack of hardness, wear out very fast and lose their luster.
Pearl found in
The finest pearls are found in the Persian Gulf. Other notable sources of fine-quality pearls are the Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka, the waters off Celebes, Indonesia, and the islands of the South Pacific. In the Americas the Gulf of California, the Gulf of Mexico, and the waters of the Pacific coast of Mexico have yielded dark-hued pearls with a metallic sheen as well as white pearls of good quality.
Freshwater mussels in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere have produced pearls of great value, as for example those from the Mississippi River. Pearling is a carefully fostered industry in central Europe, and the forest streams of Bavaria, in particular, are the source of choice pearls. Freshwater pearling in China has been known from before 1000 BC.
Recent Pearl Production
China has recently overtaken Japan in Akoya pearl production. Japan has all but ceased its production of Akoya pearls smaller than 8 mm. However, Japan maintains its status as a pearl processing center and imports the majority of Chinese Akoya pearl production. These pearls are then processed, often simply matched and sorted, relabeled as product of Japan and exported in the international markets.
In the past couple of decades, cultured pearls have been produced using larger oysters in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. The largest pearl oyster is the Pinctada maxima, which is roughly the size of a dinner plate. South Sea pearls are characterized by their large size and warm luster. Sizes up to 14 mm in diameter are not uncommon. South Sea pearls are primarily produced in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
A genuine pearl is supposed to have the following qualities:
• Moonlike, shining white color
• Perfectly round, globular shape and size
• Spotlessness and freedom from blemishes (dents, scratches, ridges) and impurities.
• Compactness, which gives it a high specific gravity.
• Lustre, soft glamor, attractiveness and brilliance of reflection
• Smoothness, which gives an agreeable sensation to the eyes.
One who wears or possesses a pearl with all of the above mentioned qualities enjoys good fortune and is blessed by the goddess Lakshmi (the goddess of prosperity), lives long and becomes sinless, and obtains vitality and intelligence. He achieves high position by his wisdom and becomes famous. A pearl with a yellow lustre brings prosperity. Red-tinted pearls make one intelligent, shining white pearls bring fame, and a pearl with a bluish hue brings good fortune. A pearl devoid of lustre, that is, dirty, broken, having no gleam of circulating water, black or copper colored, partly white and partly colored, irregular, odd in shape having holes, dents, or
sports is defective and should be avoided.
Pearl Gemstone Effects of flaws
• Dullness or absence of lustre - brings poverty or financial crisis: shortens one's life.
• A mole-like formation on the surface layer - brings sadness and disease.
• Having three corners (triangular in shape) - causes impotence, brings bad luck.
• Hole or pouch-like formation - causes leprosy.
• Cracks or ridges - wearing of such a pearl are injurious to one's health.
• Dusty, having clay or sand particles inside - is devoid of any good or bad effect.
• Broken - loss of job, wealth, and earnings.
• Protrusion like the beak of a bird - harmful to progeny, brings humiliation.
• Dents - bring loss of wealth.
• Oval and long in shape - makes one foolish.
• A stain on the surface - brings humiliation and is harmful to progeny.
• A blister or swelling - injurious to wealth, brings bad luck.
• Copper tint - harmful to brothers and sisters
• Dome-shaped, in which the lower half is composed of foreign material - brings bad luck.
• Tiny spots like the marks of smallpox - harmful to progeny
• Flash-eye spot, spot looking like the eye of a fish - loss of progeny
• Square shape and flat - harmful to one's spouse
• Wavy thin line on the surface - brings misfortune.
• A juncture line or a girdle - induces fear and is injurious to physical well-being.
• Coral-like appearance - brings misfortune and poverty.
Astrological Effects of Pearl/Moti
Moon is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea. It is believed that sphere of the Moon is the reservoir of rainwater and thus Moon is the ruler of plants and the vegetable kingdom. The color of Moon is white. Its nature is wise, and learned. It rules peace of mind, comfort, general well-being, and also the fortune of a person. It shows its influence around twenty-four to twenty-five years of age. The Moon gives illumination, intuitive nature, sensuality, taste, youth and love of poetry, fine arts and music, love of jewelry, attractive appearance, wealth and good fortune. It makes us moody, emotional and sensitive. It rules milk, grains, liquids, growth, fertility, impregnation, and conception.
It influences the infant stage of an individual, which guides his behavior in the later in the later part of his life. It is cold and moist. It also influences childbirth and rules the left nostril, eyesight, the breasts, and the brain (memory). Moon influences travelers, fisherman, prostitutes, cooks, nurses, and caterers.
Sun, Mars, and Jupiter are the Moon’s natural friends and Mercury, Venus and
Saturn are its natural enemies. In Rohini, Hast, Shravan, Punarvasu, Vishakha, and
Purva Bhadrapad nakshatras it gives good and beneficial results. It also gives
favorable results if it is in Kritika, Uttra Phalguni, Ashlekha, Jyestha, Uttra Khad, and Revati nakshatras.
For a person whose Moon is not rightly placed in his natal chart/ascendant or is aspected by malefic planets it causes difficulties and problems and, sometimes it even becomes difficult for him to achieve a comfortable life. It makes such people weak or sick in their early years.
An afflicted, debilitated, exiled, or weak Moon causes cold, cough, fever, eye
ailments, lunacy, paralysis, epilepsy, hysteria, colic pains, beriberi, intestinal
disorders, throat troubles, bronchitis, dysentery, neurosis, typhoid, and cancer.
Moon's cool and pleasant rays are significantly influential on medicinal plants and
herbs on earth. It is worshipped and praised as 'Oshadhi Raja' or 'King of Herbs' It's worship wards off chronic diseases and leads to health and success, controls
longevity with sound health.
Benefits of wearing Pearl
Pearl is used to remove the evil effects of moon and in turn it strengthens the mind force and brings good sleep. Pearl is very useful for ladies as it increases their beauty and facial luster. It develops good harmony between husband and wife. Pearl in combination with Rudraksha helps to solve problems related to depression and pessimism. It inspires love and faith between the two partners. It also gives good memory and helps to cure insomnia, eye diseases uterine problems, heart problems, T.B., constipation, hysteria etc.
Professions which are benefited by wearing Pearl Gemstone
Any business associated with arts, medicines, medicinal oils, perfumes, milk, oil, beverages, ship building, exports and imports, vegetables and flowers are benefited by the gem pearl.
People associated with business like cinema, drama, agriculture, cloth, photo studio, sculpture, painting and writing can get benefits after wearing pearl.
People associated with aqua culture, geography, research, philosophy, sports, computers, hotels and jewellery can benefit from pearl stone.
Again, people in music composition, law, finance, involved in maintaining natural landscapes, swimming, water sports, music, dance, singing and film production can earn advantages by wearing pearl.
People associated with manufacturing stationery, sports items, make up items will benefit from pearl.
Pearl gemstone helps prevent the following diseases:
• Throat troubles, asthma, bronchitis, varicose loins, nervous debility, cancer,
• Colic pains, worms, intestinal disorders, tumors, peritonitis.
• Eye diseases, lunacy, paralysis, hysteria, epilepsy, cold and cough.
The June birthstone is Pearl.
Anniversary Gemstone Pearl
Fresh water pearls are given on the 1st wedding anniversary. Pearls are also given on the 3rd, 12th and 30th anniversaries. A classic and timeless gift would be pearl jewelry, such as a necklace or earrings.
Lengths of Pearl necklaces
There is a special vocabulary used to describe the length of pearl necklaces. While most other necklaces are simply referred to by their physical measurement, pearl necklaces are named by how low they hang when worn around the neck. A collar, measuring 10 to 13 inches or 25 to 33 cm in length, sits directly against the throat and does not hang down the neck at all, Collars are often made up of multiple strands of pearls. Pearl chokers, measuring 14 to 16 inches or 35 to 41 cm in length, nestle just at the base of the neck. A strand, called a princess length, measuring 17 to 19 inches or 43 to 48 cm in length, comes down to or just below the collarbone. A matinee length, measuring 20 to 24 inches or 50 to 60 cm in length, falls just above the breasts. An opera length, measuring 28 to 35 inches or 70 to 90 cm in length, will be long enough to reach the breastbone or sternum of the wearer; and longer still, a pearl rope, measuring more than 45 inches or 115 cm in length, is any length that falls lower than an opera.
Pearls are organic gemstones that are vulnerable to acid, alkaline and different humidity levels. Perfume and hairspray, which contain alcohol and harmful acids, should be avoided on the areas where pearls are worn.
Perspiration can also harm the beauty of pearls, dulling their beautiful luster. Therefore, after wearing them, they should be wiped with a damp (not wet), soft cloth or a silicon cloth.
Be careful not to dip pearls in water or wear them while bathing, as water can weaken the silk thread. Do not leave them in direct sunlight or expose them to high temperatures. If pearls happen to come into contact with substances such as vinegar, fruit juices or detergents, immediately wipe that substance off.
Even though pearls are exceptionally cohesive and shock-resistant, they rank only 3.5 to 4.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, so they may get a scratch by contact with sharp objects or other gemstones.
Method of wearing Pearl ring or pendant
The weight of the pearl should not be less than 5 carats.
It may be studded in a gold or silver ring.
After washing with sacred water of Ganges and fresh milk and chanting the Mantra, it should be worn in the little finger of the right hand.
Day for putting on: Monday
Time: The best time to put on a pearl ring is 10 am to 11 am.
Moon / Chandra Mantra to Chant with putting it on:
Dadhi-shamkham-tusha-rabham Ksheero-darnava Sambhavam !
Namaami Shashinam somam Shambhor-Mukuta Bhooshanam !!