A popular gemstone both aesthetically and astrologically, the Pearl is an organic gemstone produced inside the body of a living organism called the Mollusc. Its colour ranges from white to bluish grey and is broadly of two types- the naturally formed Natural Pearl and the manually produced Cultured Pearl. It is considered the ‘Queen of Gems’, Pearl is addressed by different names in different countries and cultures such as ‘Tarak Ratna’ or ‘Chandra Ratna’ in Hindi, ‘Mukta’ in Sanskrit and ‘Margarita Stone’ in Latin etc.
It is one of the preciousgemstones and available in various colors. Astrologically, this Motistone is related to the Cancer zodiac sign. Due to its calm andcooling effect, the Moti stone does not have a harmful impact on theperson.
Vedic astrology associates the Moti with the planet of Moon and prescribes it for Karka (Cancer) rashi, while Western astrology also recommends the Pearl birthstone for Cancer sign. Ascendants of Leo, Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces may also wear Pearl gemstone. However due to its mild nature, the Pearl gem doesn’t bring any harmful influence and can be worn by almost every zodiac sign. Wearing the Pearl is said to bring about strength in the Moon of one’s birth chart and also help achieve the following.
•Support anger management.
•Bring clarity in thoughts.
•Improve maternal relationship
•For healthy eyes, skin and heart.
Improves Anger management
and enhance better clarity: Astrology
says that Moti or pearl stone is associated with the moon and hence,
it calms down the anger, supports clarity, and precise thoughts. So,
if you are looking for gemstones for anger management and clarity
enhancement, buy pearl gemstone online at an affordable price.
mental and physical imbalance: Buy
a pearl gemstone online today to enjoy health as well as wealth. One
of the primary features of the pearl gemstone is that it improves
maternal relationships. Apart from this, pear stone helps to cure
anxiety, aggression, and emotional imbalance.
The pearl stone should be worn
in the right manner for utmost benefits. It’s beneficial to wear
pearl stone on Monday to your little finger. Use a silver ring and
chant “Om Cham Chandraya Namah” for additional physical and
Pearl price in Indian starts from Rs. 1000 per carat ($15 approx.) – Rs. 2 lakh per carat ($3075 approx.) and above.
The pearl stone price varies
based on the purity, origin, and size. However, in India, the pearl
stone price or Moti stone price ranges between 1000 INR to 2 lakh per
carat. Sometimes, the price even goes beyond 2 lakh depending upon
A beloved gemstone globally, the quality of a natural Pearl depends largely on its origin, body colour, surface texture, lustre, and shape.
Origin: Pearls of the finest quality come mainly from the coasts of South India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Persian Gulf, Myanmar, Mexico and Venezuela. While Basra Pearls are said to be the most valuable and rare, South Sea Pearl from India, Kahil Moti from Sri Lanka, Mikimoto Pearls and Akoya Pearls of Japan are relatively less precious but popular all the same in the industry.
Colour: The overtones and the colour of the Pearl depend upon the type of Mollusc the gemstone forms in. The value is depicted through its rarity and purity. White Pearls with a rosy tint are considered the most valuable, while Creamy golden south sea or the Tahitian black pearl are also considered valuable due to their rarity. However, yellowish or greenish overtones on a Pearl may reduce to its inherent value.
Lustre: Nacre is the hardened substance that the Pearl is composed of and it helps impart a glow to the surface of the gemstone. High-quality Pearls with a thick layer of nacre display a brilliant` lustre and are considered quite desirable.
Surface Perfection: According to the experts, Pears with subtle imperfections on the surface lend proof of their authenticity. However, the presence of fewer surface flaws and imperfections denotes a superior quality and a more valuable Pearl.
Shape: Pearls in a symmetrical shape are always preferred over ones in baroque shapes. But since Pearls are naturally formed organic gemstones, they can occur in any shape possible. Due to its immense rarity, Basra pearls are considered quite valuable even in unsymmetrical shapes.
Carat Weight: As size bears a significant impact on its value - the larger the pearl is, the more premium it demands.
To gain the maximum benefits of the Pearl, Silver should be your choice of metal according to sacred Vedic scriptures. Alternatively in special cases, metals such Gold, White Gold or Panchdhatu may also be recommended but only after a thorough study of the wearer’s birth chart.
Basra Pearl or Basra ka Moti is the most popular variety of the Pearl gemstone and was produced in the Persian Gulf, decades ago. However, no production of natural Pearl is currently being carried out in the region, making its availability in the market very rare. A natural Basra Pearl doesn’t have any eye visible identification features as such, however it is said that they are baroque-shaped, slightly cream-ish and relatively small in size. We recommend you to choose a reliable Pearl retailer who only deals in certified natural gems.
Cultured Pearls are not synthetic. The main difference between Cultured and Natural Pearls is the process by which the irritant is introduced inside the mollusc. While Natural Pearls are formed accidently, a Cultured Pearl is formed by a manual process. However in both the cases, the formation of the actual Pearl itself takes place inside the body of the mollusc.
According to Vedic astrology, one must wear a Pearl of minimum of 1/60th of their body weight to gain all its astrological benefits. A South Sea Pearl is a popular alternative to the Basra Pearl, as the latter is a rarity in the market. One must make sure that the South Sea Pearl is of a higher carat i.e. 1/10th of the body weight in kilograms.
It is always recommended to purchase a Pearl certified by an independent gem testing laboratory such as GIA, GRS, GII etc.
Zodiac Gems is one of the leading providers of loose gemstones and coloured gemstone jewellery online. We always provide 100% natural original gemstones only, along with genuine lab certificates.
(Beware! Fake labs do exist).
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