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Pearl, the gem ruled by Moon

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Emerald, the French Esmeralda

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Cats Eye, the gem ruled by Ketu

Pearl, the gem ruled by Moon

Pearl

Pearl is the gem ruled by Moon. It is a lustrous concretion mainly of mother of pearl or nacre which is the substance forming the inner layers of mollusc shells. The pearl is the abnormal growth due to a minute particle invading the body of a mollusc and becoming coated with the layers of nacre. Both marine and fresh water molluscs produce pearls. Fine pearls have a even, smooth texture without any flaws in the nacre. Shape, size and colour are significant. They come up in many shapes and varieties. A Bouton pearl is hemispherical and solid irregular shaped pearls are known as Baroque. The hemispherical are considered to be the best. Pearls are available in white, black, rose to cream colors. Orange is the cosmic color transmitted by pearl. A good pearl strengthens mental faculties, calms emotions and increase of peace of mind. This is an excellent gem for meditation. It inspires purity, honesty, innocence, integrity, concentration, meditation and tranquility. It is prescribed for deficiency of calcium, heart diseases, diabetics, insanity and other mental diseases.

Pearl Characteristics

Species: Natural pearl

Transparency: Translucent to opaque

Color: White, pink, cream, rose, yellowish, blue, greenish, black and gray

Refractive Index: 1.530-1.686

Birefringence: -

Pleocheroism: -

Crystal system: Aggregate

Optic character: -

Specific gravity: 2.7

Mohs hardness: 2.5-4-5

Dispersion: -

Flourasense: Long wave-inert to strong, short wage inert to moderate

Identifying visual Orient, gritty texture when rubbed on teeth, best way to separate natural characters, cultured X-radio graph

Sources: Natural Oyster pearl- Persian Gulf, Sri Lanka, Valenzuela, Bengal, Mumbai, Australia and South Pacific.

Other uparatnas: Moonstone


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