Monday, June 7, 2010

The Month of the Pearl

This month's birthstone is the pearl. Pearls are unique in the world of birthstones as they are not actually a stone. Pearls are actually calcium carbonate that a mollusk (like the oyster) wraps around a piece of sand or grit that gets stuck inside its shell. The coating keeps the particle from irritating the mollusk. The longer the pearl is inside the mollusk the bigger the pearl becomes. The most precious pearls are perfectly round and smooth, but pearls come in many shapes and colors; each with its own unique beauty! Since pearls are made by mollusks and not shaped by people, each one is unique. The pearl is associated with modesty, chastity and purity. So in honor of all my friends and followers who were born in June, here is a collection of beautiful Etsy pearls! Enjoy! :)

Monogram Cookies with Edible Pearls by peacelovecookies

Pearls and Perfume: A Still Life Photo by TheDailyFoto

Bird's Nest Necklace with 3 Pearl Eggs by PreciousMeshes

Porcelain White Wedding Cake Stand by NewMoonStudio

Handmade Pearl Soap Bar by OrgoCosmetics

Pearls I - Original Painting by ErnStudios

Have a great day! :)


  1. I never realised that, very interesting, I love pearls too!

  2. Great blog and great month for pearls too :) Thanks for including my Daily Foto of the pearls and perfume. It's one of my first photos from my 365 photo project & I'm proud of it :)

  3. Beautiful finds! I loooove pearls. My mommy was born in June. I should get her some of that pearl soap!

  4. ooooh, lovely pearl items! I love those monogram cookies :)

  5. Wow, that pearls painting is really amazing!

  6. Thank you everyone! I'm glad you liked the feature!

    TheDailyFoto - You're welcome! It's a beautiful photo! :)

    KristiMcMurry - I know everytime I go into a soap shop on Etsy I want to buy one of each! ;)

    BlenderBach - I so wish I had some cookies right now. They look soooo good!

    PonderandStitch - I always wished I could paint realistically like that, but alas paint and me don't get along well. :)



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