June: The Month of Pearl.

June: The Month of Pearl.

June in Australia is a time of cooling temperatures, cozy evenings, and a special celebration of one of nature's most enchanting treasures: the pearl. Known for its lustrous beauty and rich symbolism, the pearl stands out as June's birthstone, offering a perfect blend of elegance and mystique. 

The Allure of Pearls

Pearls have captivated humanity for centuries, often referred to as “teardrops of the moon.” Our Pearl Moon earring design is inspired by such descriptions. Unlike other gemstones that are mined from the earth, pearls are organic, created within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. This unique formation process sets pearls apart. Our Clio Pearl earrings and Clio Necklace, combine sterling silver with beautiful unique white pearls. We have uplifted the classic single pearl into a modern fresh design.

Symbolism and Meaning

  1. Purity and Innocence: Traditionally, pearls symbolize purity and innocence. They are often associated with weddings and are worn by brides to signify a new beginning.

  2. Wisdom and Integrity: Pearls are also symbols of wisdom gained through experience. Their formation process, involving layers of nacre built up over time, is often seen as a metaphor for acquiring wisdom and integrity through life's challenges.

  3. Calm and Serenity: The serene, lustrous surface of a pearl is said to bring a sense of calm and tranquility. Wearing pearls is believed to promote peacefulness and balance.

  4. Wealth and Status: Historically, pearls have been a symbol of wealth and social status. In ancient Rome and Egypt, pearls were prized possessions, reserved for the elite.

  5. Protection: In various cultures, pearls were thought to provide protection, particularly to sailors. Legends spoke of pearls being formed from the tears of mermaids or angels, offering a divine safeguard. Our meter long stands of Pearl Necklaces in white or Pearl Necklaces in blush pinks and champagne colours can be worn long or doubled for layering.

 Pearls: An Organic Birthstone

What makes pearls particularly fascinating is their organic origin. Unlike gemstones that are formed through geological processes, pearls are the result of a biological phenomenon. When an irritant, such as a grain of sand, enters an oyster or mollusk, the mollusk secretes layers of nacre around it, eventually forming a pearl. This process can take several years, resulting in the beautiful, lustrous gems that we admire. Our Pearl Jewellery range captures this unique process.

There are different types of pearls, each with unique characteristics:

  1. Akoya Pearls: Known for their almost perfectly round shape and high luster, Akoya pearls are primarily produced in Japan and China. They are more expensive and max out in size at about 10mm.

  2. South Sea Pearls: These pearls are larger and often come in shades of white and gold. They are mainly found in the waters of Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

  3. Tahitian Pearls: Originating from French Polynesia, these pearls are known for their dark, exotic colors, ranging from green to black.

  4. Freshwater Pearls: These are typically more varied in shape and colour and are mostly produced in China. They are more reasonably priced as the muscle can produce more than one pearl at a time. We mainly used farmed pearls which are more sustainable and incorporate much of the irregular shapes into our jewellery pieces.

    Celebrating June with Pearls in Australia

    In Australia, the celebration of June as the month of the pearl is particularly poignant given the country’s rich pearl farming industry. The waters of Western Australia are renowned for producing some of the finest South Sea pearls. Towns like Broome have a deep connection to the pearling industry, with a history that spans over a century.

    Check out our unique range of Pearl Jewellery that is very modern and elegant, combined with textured silver or handmade chain links.

    We can also make in gold. For any custom orders please Contact Us.

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