Happy Birthday Gemini!

Celebrate Your Birthstone: The Precious Pearl

GEMINIS are known as adaptable, curious and intelligent.

  • Born: May 21 – June 20 
  • Zodiac Symbol: Twin 
  • Ruling Planet: Mercury 
  • Ruling Element: Air

DID YOU KNOW? 10 Pearl Fun Facts

  • Pearls are the only gemstone formed within a living creature
  • Pearls require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty
  • Popular as bridal jewelry, white pearls symbolize purity and new beginnings
  • The rarest pearl color is blue, commanding a high price -  especially if South Sea or Tahitian
  • Pearls naturally occur in many colours including black, gold, chocolate, pink and lavender
  • It can take anywhere from six months to four years for a natural pearl to form
  • Measuring 2.5 – 4.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, pearls are relatively soft but can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Freshwater pearls are nearly 100% nacre (the pearl layer).  Saltwater pearls have a thinner nacre, giving them more luster
  • The three most common types of saltwater pearls are Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea (the most valuable type)
  • Most cultured freshwater pearls are Baroque pearls, which have an irregular, non-spherical shape

FEATURED PEARL JEWELRY

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Necklace with Freshwater Pearls, Size 72 inches
Necklace with Freshwater Pearls, Size 72 inches

Necklace with Freshwater Pearls, Size 72 inches

$2,395.00
Wilma Necklace
Wilma Necklace
Wilma Freshwater Pearl Necklace, 19

Wilma Freshwater Pearl Necklace, 19"

$799.00
Mobe Pearl ring in white gold
Mobe Pearl ring in white gold
Ring in 18K White Gold with Mobe Pearl, Size 7
Calgary Vintage Jewelry
Calgary Vintage Jewelry
Calgary Vintage Jewelry
Pearl Ring

Ring in 18K White Gold with Mobe Pearl, Size 7

$795.00
Classic pearl bracelet
Classic pearl bracelet

Classic Freshwater Pearl Bracelet with Sterling Silver Clasp, 7.5"

$249.00
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FAMOUS PEARLS

  • The pear-shaped “La Peregrina” pearl, previously owned by several monarchs, was purchased for Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton in 1969 for $37,000. She had the pearl incorporated into a custom designed necklace by famed jeweler Cartier, which sold at auction in 2011 for ~$12M US
  • The 800+ year old Arco Valley Pearl is the largest known natural saltwater baroque pearl. Weighing 575 carats, it's believed Mongolian emperor Khubilai Khan once gave it to Marco Polo
  • Pearls have long been worn by women in politics. Jackie Kennedy’s legendary triple-strand necklace once set a style trend and US VP Kamala Harris's penchant for pearls has again elevated them as a modern favourite