Pearls - Why Are They So Special? - Bonito Jewelry

Pearls - Why Are They So Special?

June 28, 2022

Pearls - Why Are They So Special?


Pearls are a beautiful creation of the deep blue sea. Natural Pearls form when an irritant - usually a parasite - works its way into an oyster, mussel, or clam. As a defence mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. Layer upon layer of this coating, called 'nacre', is deposited until a lustrous pearl is formed.


Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewelry was considered the ultimate status symbol. Today, pearls are still the first choice to add to most royalty jewelry.  
Coco Chanel changed the way women dressed forever, including the types of jewelry that became popular. Pearls were always her number one choice in jewelry! 

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