The pearl is an ancient and very precious gemstone that can be grown in both fresh and saltwater and is also known as the "Queen of Gems". It takes its name because it is a rare, pure, and healing stone.
Pearls can be grown in two ways: point- on, in which a grain of sand enters the shell and to protect itself, surrounds the body with layers of nacre, forming the pearl. Or cultivated, where a foreign body, which can be a part of another mollusk is injected into the oyster and then the mollusk takes care of combing it with several layers of nacre until it forms the pearl.
In China, pearl powder is used in the cure of various diseases. In India, it is used as a modern therapy for its revitalizing and aphrodisiac properties. Among the Greeks the symbology is completely distinct, the pearl is considered the symbol of love and marriage.