We have discussed about seven planets in detail. Now, let’s understand the gemstones of these planets. These gemstones are worn to take the advantages of the benefic planet according to your natal chart. It is important to know these gems in detail before you wear them.
Pearl, or ‘queen of the sea’ as people call it, is one of the oldest gems of the world for many centuries. It is also known as “Moti” or “Mukta” in Sanskrit. It belongs to the Moon. As per Vedic scriptures, Lord Vishnu wears the most famous pearl, known as Koustubha on his chest. It is studded in the silver ring and worn on the little finger on Mondays. However, wear it in consultation with an experienced astrologer. You need to get it purified from the astrologer before wearing. One should wear bright, soft, round shape Moonlike pearl with a good quality lustre. At the same time, it is a difficult task to procure the perfect pearl from the market because such pearls are very rare. Pearl is considered as a complimentary stone for quick-tempered people.
Pearl symbolizes Moon and there are a lot of similarity between these two. Moon and pearl command water element, both are cold and white in color and help to maintain a balance within your thoughts and emotions. There is a visible dark spot in the Moon; such is the case with pearl also in the form of lustre.
Unlike other gems, pearl is the only organic gemstone which is derived from living creature called oysters and mollusks. Since, it is a long process to obtain a natural pearl from these creatures, most of the pearls used nowadays are cultured or farmed. Cultured pearls are considered as natural as organic pearls. The price of a pearl depends upon its size, quality of lustre, color and type etc. Natural pearl is most expensive. Ideally, the pearl should be spherical in the shape. It is almost impossible to judge a natural pearl from naked eyes. Only an X-ray machine can tell the difference between a natural and cultured pearl.
Nowadays pearl is a very famous piece of jewelry and gift as well. Pearl symbolizes all beautiful and peaceful things in our life. Pearl is a very delicate gemstone sensitive to the acids, humidity and dryness as well. It can easily get discolored and broken. Pearl comes in many colors depending upon the environment of the oysters and mollusks. It could be cream, gray, blue, yellow, green etc.