Pearls are a kind of organic gemstone, grown inside the heart of oysters and mussels. Pearls begin as impurities, hard to believe given the beautiful gemstones that they grow into. Some have believed that pearls bestow clairvoyant powers. Every pearl is unique, with its own story told through its shape, size, colour and imperfections.
Coco Chanel was a fan of pearls and was once quoted as saying "A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls." Pearls are the symbolic stone for June birthdays and Gemini zodiac star signs.