Pearls have been a highly desired gem for decades, and it’s no surprise why. These gems are beautifully shaped and colored and resemble a sophisticated look for jewelry around the world. But there’s more to these beauties than just how they look; there are also many exciting things about them. Keep reading to learn some of these fun facts about pearls.
Did you know less than 1 out of 10,000 oysters contain a pearl in it? The rise in popularity of pearls in the 20th century has created a depletion in oyster beds in the ocean from overfishing. It’s no wonder these gems are some of the rarest in the world and are highly desired.
Undoubtedly one of the most unique features of a pearl is that it is the only gem to come from a living creature! All other gems such as rubies, sapphires, and jades are formed from magma cooling at high pressure under the Earth’s crust.
Pearls can be many different colors other than white, including pink, brown, and black. What makes them different colors, you might ask? The color of the pearl changes depending on the type of mollusk that created it and the type of water the mollusk lived in.
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