Pearl / Moti Gemstone

A quite, gentle shine and softness of the pearl has attracted not only women but men also. Pearl is said to be flawed if it has cracks on the skin, a mole, lusterless. Pearls come in variety of colors – White, Black and with the Tinges of Yellow, Blue, Salmon Pink, Red, Brown and Green. Natural Pearls are delicate gemstones. Flat kind of Pearls is worthless. So there is no fun in wearing flat Pearls. The most valued Pearls are white in color and round in shape. With the appropriate care, gems will last for centuries. Wearing a pearl protects an individual from diseases of lungs and stomach, water-born illnesses, emotional issues, and impulsive decisions. Pearl protects its wearer from the bad afflictions of Moon.

Composition of Pearl

The chemical composition of pearl is 82-86% calcium Carbonate, 10-14% conchiolin and 2-4% of water (CaCO3 and H2O). The refractive index range is between 1.530 – 1.685. The hardness on the Mohs scale is 3.5 – 4. Its specific gravity is 2.65-2.85


Chemical Composition  CACO3
Refractive Index 1.530-1.685
Density 2.6 – 2.78
Conchiolin Pearl – 2.85, Cultured Pearl – 2.72 – 2.78.
Color Black, white, gray, yellow, orange, red, green, blue, silver, cream, colorless.
Specific Gravity 2.65 – 2.85

 

Pearl if often known as “Queen of the Sea”. Wearing a Pearl can bring harmony and stability. Pearl relates to the planet Moon from the astrology point of view, it symbolizes purity, chastity, calmness and innocence. It also cures mental disorders. Pearl gemstone is popular for astrological purpose. Pearl gemstone can recover from all the illness arising out of the heart.