Do you know why Mermaids are familiar with pearls? Beac […]
Do you know why Mermaids are familiar with pearls? Beacause pearls still come from oysters, which are creatures that live underwater, much like mermaids.
In fairy tales, pearls are nice and smooth as well as pretty, it's the adornment of choice amongst mermaids who like to change their look every so often.
It's actually not considered a precious gem, but considered that the finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable. The most valuable pearls occur spontaneously in the wild, but are extremely rare. These wild pearls are referred to as natural pearls.
They are in technical terms not a gemstone at all, as a gemstone is "natural inorganic material, with the exception of metals, used in jewellery". Natural pearls as opposed to cultured pearls(freshwater harvested pearls) are extremely rare and that makes them fall in line with the category of precious gems, but pearls are realistically classified as "Pearls" with different kinds called Natural pearl, Cultured Pearl, and imitated Pearls.
Over time, although still very pricey depending on size luster and what category it falls under(natural saltwater pearls) are often called the "queen of gems", but the unnatural and imitation pearls have created a skeptical community, causeing the value to decrease. However, Cultured pearls are still extremely rare and good qualities are very low percentage of a harvest.