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A gemsona created by N.R. Wynter. Golden Pearl, otherwise known as Golden South Sea Pearl, is owned by Eye Agate

Gemology

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  • Golden pearl is a type of South Sea pearl.
  • They form from golden-lipped oysters.
  • Golden South Sea pearls are valuable as rich golden colors are rare among other pearl types. 
  • This variety of South Sea pearls are cultured in the Philippines and Indonesia.
  • South Sea pearls generally are rare due to their scarcity and long growth period (2- 4 years).
  • 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 gold colors represent wealth, prosperity, freedom, success, illumination, compassion, self-esteem, courage, passion, and wisdom.