Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Pearl Of Wisdom...Ladies Love Pearls...The June Birthstone

Many folks do not realize that pearl...yes, those lovely gems that come from an oyster..are the birthstone for June!  I've always had a deep fascination with how pearls form...a little grain of sand or a small bead(inserted by man's hand) enters an oyster.  The oyster then starts secreting nacre around this irritation and over time...a gorgeous pearl is formed!

Pearls come in many colors/tones such as the gorgeous white, rose' and creme colors we're very familiar with..but also the rare black pearl and of course, lets not forget fun peachy colors, chocolate color and even lime green!

Pearls have come a long way since we first started associating them with our favorite celebrites such as Jackie Kennedy or Barbara Bush.  By the way, check out the gorgeous set of colored pearls that speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi often favors and is seen with!

Its also important to remember that pearls may be worn everyday but are fragile in nature.  You cannot use regular jewelry cleaner on them..much too harse and they only need to be cleaned with warm soapy water and a soft cloth.  Also, take care not to wear them when you might be doing something very physical which could easily scratch or chip them...best to take them off!

Our store stocks a wide variety of pearl jewelry in the form of earrings, necklace, bracelets, rings, etc.  We also keep all the different types of pearls such as:  Mabe', keshi, freshwater, saltwater, tahitian, south sea pearls and of course, all of the exotic colors instead of just the familiar white versions!

If your loved one has a June birthday, they are very lucky, because just as no two people are just alike, no two pearls are either and with such a wide variety now available...there really is somethign for everyone!


Bill Warren, Owner/Gemologist
The Gold Mine
545 Main St.
Hudson, NC 28638