South Sea Pearl

South Sea Pearl

South Sea Pearl

Pearl is organic gemstone formed inside the body of living mollusk. Pearls are broadly categorized into fresh water & salt water Pearls. Most fresh water pearls come from China. Main types of salt water Pearls are – Akoya from Japan, Tahitian from French Polynesia & South Sea pearls are found mostly in the waters of Australia, Indonesia & Philippines. Pearl is June Birthstone and represents Moon planet in Vedic astrology. It brings Peace, Positivity, mental & emotional stability and also good health.
Who should wear a Pearl Gemstone?

Pearl is associated with the Moon. So, people with weak moon in horoscope, should wear pearl to get benefits from this soothing & calming planet.

Vedic astrology prescribes Moti ratna for Karka (Cancer) rashi.

Western astrology recommends Pearl birthstone for Cancer sign.

Ascendants of Leo, Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces can also wear Pearl.

As Pearl represents auspicious & peaceful moon planet, Pearl has no side or negative effects. So, it can be worn by anyone.

How to wear Pearls?
Carat Weight Minimum 1/10th of the body weight. E.g. a person weighing 60 Kgs can wear a 6 carat Pearl gemstone.
Color White
Metal Silver
Finger The little finger of the working hand.
Day & Time Monday, morning between 6 AM - 9 AM
Mantra 'Om Son Sonmay Namaha’, ॐ सों सोमाय नमः ।
Pearls Benefits

Pearl is also called Mukta & Chandra Mani provides many benefits and no side or negative effects.

Supports Anger Management - According to the Vedas – Moon rules emotions. Hence, its gemstone, Pearl is often recommended to the people who find difficulty in controlling their anger. Wearing Pearl benefits such individuals to stay calm, composed and positive.

Brings Clarity in Thoughts - Astrologers believe that wearing pearl gemstone benefits people in the professions where deep concentration, high confidence and better self-expression is required. It brings success in creative and artistic pursuits.

Improves Maternal Relationship - Since Moon is associated with the mother or the nurturer in the Vedic astrology, wearing Chandra Ratna - Moti benefit the health of native’s mother and strengthen their mutual bonding.

For Healthy Eyes, Skin & Heart - According to the ancient texts, wearing a natural Pearl benefits the native to get relief from water-borne diseases. It is said that the positive energies of Pearl stimulate the water balance in the body and thereby helps the wearer to gain clean youthful skin, bright eyes and robust circulatory system.

Pearls Quality

The quality of a Pearl depends on its origin, body-color, surface texture, lustre and shape (also called orientation).

Pearl Color - Pearl body color and overtones depend on the type of Mollusk that produces them. The rarer and purer is the Pearl colour, the more valuable is the gemstone. Generally, a pure white Natural Pearl with slight rosy overtone is considered the most valuable variety. Cream colored pearl serves as the second most preferred choice. Due to the distinct color, the deep golden and black pearl stone are considered rarer and valued accordingly.

Lustre - Pearl is composed of layers of a hardened organic substance called Nacre that produces a surface glow when light passes through its layers. The high-quality Pearl with thick nacre layer often displays a luminous lustre and is considered quite desirable. In contrast, the average-quality pearl with poor nacre appears too white, dull and chalky in appearance.

Surface Perfection - According to the Pearl experts, the tiny marks and the subtle blemish on Pearl’s surface proof its genuine origin. Theses blemishes result from the drifts and jerks occurred inside the Mollusc’s body during the Pearl formation. The presence of fewer surface flaws and imperfection denotes a superior quality and a more valuable pearl.

Shape - Pearls are natural organic gemstones, so can occur in any possible shape which makes this gemstone both interesting and one-of-a kind. Generally, the round and near-round Pearl are rare and considered most valuable. Pearl in symmetrical shape is always preferred over the ones in baroque shapes.

Pearl Prices

Pearl stone price vary with the quality and size of the gemstone. The quality of the Pearl is often determined by the factors such as its type, color, surface perfection, lustre and shape. The availability and demand of certain type and shades also create a difference in the Moti ratna price in the international market.

Currently, Pearl price in Indian starts from ₹ 700 per carat ($10 approx.) and can reach as high as ₹ 2 lakh per carat ($3000) and above. Real pearl price in other countries like the UK, USA and UAE may vary depending upon its supply and demand ratio.

Type & its Origin - Pearls are broadly of two types – ‘the naturally formed - Natural Pearl’ & the ‘manually produced - Cultured Pearl’. Due to its immense rarity, strong astrological relevance and high demand, Natural pearl value 10 times more than the Cultured Pearl. Amongst various origin varieties of Natural Pearl, the natural Basra Moti price remains substantially high because of its historical importance. Other exotic varieties such as the Tahitian pearl also receive a high value in the market for its beauty and rarity. South Sea Pearl is often considered quite affordable because they are easily available. Freshwater pearl that cost around Rs 100 per carat and serves as the cheapest option but possesses no astrological significance.

Shape - It is very hard to find a perfectly round Pearl. Therefore, the round the pearl, the more valuable it becomes. The distorted, pear or baroque shaped Pearls are more easily available and relatively cheaper. Due to its immense rarity, Basra pearls are considered quite valuable even in unsymmetrical shapes.

Lustre and Surface Quality - Generally, the fewer and smaller are the imperfection, more valuable is the pearl. Due to its organic formation, minor flaws don’t create a significant price difference. Pearl with brilliant lustre deserves a higher value whereas dull and milky pearl are priced cheaply.

Color - Pearl cost remains high for the white gems with slight rosy overtone. Creamy golden south sea or the Tahitian black pearl price also lies on the higher side because of their dark exotic color. The presence of yellowish or greenish overtone may create a reduction in the pearl’s overall worth.

Carat Weight – Size bears a huge impact on the pearl price per carat. Large size pearls are expensive than a similar smaller pearl because it takes a longer time in its formation. Hence, the larger is the pearl, the higher is its value.

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