Gemstones Love & Care Guide
Calcium carbonate, conchiolin, and water
✧ Mineral Family
Matte, Metallic or Pearly
Pearl, the birthstone for June, is a unique, organic gemstone that formed inside shellfish – especially oysters and mussels- as a natural defence against an irritant.
Peals are long known as the 'Queen of Gems'; some refer to them as the 'tear of the gods'. Unlike other crystalline gems, which often originates from only a source or two, pearls can grow in almost every part of the world. The range of Pearl varieties results from particular lakes, rivers, streams and bays in different regions worldwide.
Pearls symbolize purity, spiritual transformation, charity, honesty, wisdom and integrity, all the best within us. Pearls can stimulate your femininity, lift your spirits, and make you feel calm and beautiful. Pearls have also always been a symbol of wealth and dignity.
At JL Heart, we carefully source beautiful premium grade of pearls from a range of varieties:
Fresh water pearlPEEK A PAIR
Freshwater pearls grow from mussels (Mollusks), native to rivers, lakes and ponds. Many regions produce their cultured freshwater pearls and create different varieties.
For instance, Rice pearl, originating in China, resembles rice grains. Keshi Pearls, an accident species of pearl farming, have unique flat, petal-like shapes. In general, freshwater pearls are more prevalent and can be easily treated in a myriad of colour finishings.
Baroque pearlPeek a pair
Baroque is a word of French origin meaning 'having irregular shape'. Therefore, the term 'baroque' pearls refer to any irregular pearls in general.
Baroque pearl was once the imperfect and unwanted pearl in the jewellery world. In recent decades, it gained popularity and fame for its organic and nonsymmetrical shape. No single piece is identical. And their natural colour exhibits rainbow luminesce.
Akoya pearlpeek a pair
AkoyaPpearls are saltwater pearls produced by the Akoya oyster. While the Japanese are famous for cultivating Akoya pearls, Akoya pearls are present in other regions such as Vietnam, Korea, China, and Australia.
Akoya Pearls feature incredibly sharp and highly reflective lustre. They are also famous for being perfectly round and can grow up to 10mm.
Mother of pearlPeek a pair
Mother-Of-Pearl is a shimmering nacre layer that forms inside the shell of some molluscs. Apart from being used in jewellery, Mother-Of-Pearl is often made into decorative objects, buttons, or even musical instruments.
Tahitian PearlPeek a pair
Tahitian pearls are harvested from a unique, Black-lipped oyster called Pinctada margaritifera. They produce alluring shades of green, grey, silver and black as the body colour, with a secondary overtone.
Colour range of Pearl
Borwn metalic - Blush pink - White - Creamy - Grey metalic
Pearl Care Tips
✦ Wear with gentle care.
✦ Avoid water, extreme humidity, and heat as this may cause your jewellery to discolour.
✦ Avoid contact with home detergents or chemical products such as perfumes, makeup, lotions, and nail polish removers.
✦ Store in individual soft pouch or fixed slot in jewellery box so gemstones don’t get scratched.
✦ Keep chains and bracelets fastened so they don’t get tangled.
✦ Away from direct sunlight, in a dark, cool and dry place.
✦ Clean with soft dry jewellery cloth.
✦ Wash with lukewarm water with a gentle soap.
✦ Do NOT apply or contact with jewellery cleaner.
Pearl Extra Care
✦ Avoid wearing whilst doing anything that could cause abrasion.
✦ Avoid contact with chemicals, such as perfumes, hairsprays and make-up.
✦ When dressing and undressing, pearls should be last on, first off.
✦ Keep away from acids such as household cleaners.