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Pearls are one of nature's most magnificent wonders. Since ancient times, humans have revered and worn the pearl. Chinese historians first wrote about pearls in 2206 BC, and they've been cherished by Asian, European, and African cultures for generations. 

The formation of a pearl starts when an irritant enters a mollusk (typically oysters or mussels). As a response, the mollusk excretes a substance called "nacre". Over time, the nacre accumulates - layer after layer - building up the iridescent exterior of the pearl. This process happens in nature, or is sometimes instigated by humans, in the case of cultured pearls. 

We think pearls look fabulous on everyone. It's the birthstone for June (lucky June babies!), but it's also a perfect gemstone choice for someone looking to invest in a piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time. 

We have loads of great pearl options - including many one-of-a-kind, funky strands of pearls you won't likely find anywhere else. Take a look and let us know if you have pearl questions.


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