Pearls -

Pearls

 

Birthstone - June

Mohs scale of hardness - 3.5 - 4

Colour - body colours for pearl can be broadly classified as white, black, golden, grey and brown.  Iridescent tints in green and lilac may be present that contribute to the overall body colour

Cut - pearls require no cutting to reveal their beauty.  Created by soft bodied animals they are an organic gem material.  Natural pearls are becoming increasingly rare but cultured pearls, which are given a helping hand from man, are allowing pearls to become more accessible to all.

Found - in freshwater and saltwater around the world

Care Tip - pearls require specialised care due to their natural origin, store pearl strings flat and make sure to put pearls on last after hairspray, make-up and perfume