Sparkling Sundays: Grandma’s Pearls

Bold Blind Beauty

The pearl is the queen of gems, and the gem of Queens. Pinterest

Pearls are such a timeless classic – love the versatility of how and what I can wear them with. For a formal or semi-formal look they can be worn with a dress or a suit, alternatively I like to punch up a pair of jeans and heels by wearing a long strand knotted about two-thirds down.

I have always been intrigued by the science of how pearls evolve. When I think about how such a beautiful gem can come about from a relationship with a mollusk and a minute grain of sand it boggles my mind.

To learn that when a foreign object, like a speck of sand, enters an oyster, clam or mussel it’s an irritant to their body. Over the course of several years, the natural process by which it uses to protect itself from the irritant produces a pearl.

Being the curious person I am, I…

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