All creations are designed and made on Kauaʻi
Pearls are treasured throughout the world.
For Western astrologers, it is a stone for the suns of Gemini and Cancer, and is linked to the Moon.
Pearls may signify faith, charity, and innocence. And some claim it to enhance personal integrity and provide focus.
It is also is recognized as the June Birthstone and 30th Anniversary Gemstone.
Cultured pearls are pearls from oysters that have been farmed and raised for the specific purpose of producing pearls fit for jewelry. A tiny bead is inserted into the oysters to induce the formation of a pearl. Cultured pearls are the most common on the market, as the natural formation of a pearl happens less often than the demand for pearls for jewelry. Even though these pearls were created through human intervention, their beauty is still comparable to that of naturally formed pearls.
Historically in Hawaiʻi, oysters were prized as a food source rather than for their pearls. The pearl shells were sometimes used to make small fishhooks. Sadly, native oyster populations have dwindled significantly due to pollution in areas where they were once common, such as what we now know today as Pearl Harbor. Efforts are currently in place to recover their numbers.
Although Hawaiian grown pearls are rare, we may enjoy pearls from around the world for our adornments.