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- Like all organic substances, pearls can be fossilized as well.
- The oldest known fossil pearls date back to 210 - 230 million years ago.
- During a pearl's fossilization, the aragonite is replaced by calcite or another mineral.
- Fossil pearls are preserved by marine mud that buries the pearl. It prevents the nacre from dissolving.
- Sometimes, the original aragonite is preserved with its nacreous luster.
- Pearls, as well as nacre, are chemically made of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. They're mainly comprised of aragonite or a mixture of aragonite and calcite.
- Conchiolin is an organic protein that acts as a form of glue or adhesive.
- Pearls have a hardness of 2½ - 4½ and has an Orthorhombic crystal structure.
- When irritants get inside the mollusk, it will excrete layers of liquid (called nacre) to coat it. This is how pearls are formed.
- Pearls are birthstones for June.
- They are also the national gemstone of the Philippines.
- The name pearl comes from the Latin world perna meaning "leg". This is in reference to the ham-leg shape of the bivalve mollusk.
- Pearls metaphysically represent purity, integrity, and loyalty. It gains one wisdom from experience and help cement engagements and love.
- Pearls with brown colors represent practicality, groundedness, dependability, stability, harmony, protection, comfortness, elegance, security, healing, and reliability.