Pearls for June!

May 31, 2023 2 min read

Pearls for June!

June is the month of the Pearls, and to celebrate one of my favourite materials to work with, I wanted to celebrate by releasing a brand new pendant in my collection, the Oyster Pendant. 

Inspired by my friend, as seen below, Alex Cameron’s music, the oyster necklace is a pendant cast from a real oyster shell I found while I was walking on the beach up the coast a couple months ago. It was actually inspired by a specific lyric, so google it if you dare, it’s not for the faint hearted!

Here are some of my favourite bits about pearls you might not know about....

In ancient Roma, pearls were associated with Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, because Venus was born from the sea, just like a pearl.

A Persian legend says that pearls were created when a rainbow met the earth after a storm. Imperfections in a pearl's appearance were the result of thunder and lightning.

The ancient Egyptians valued pearls so much that they were buried with them. 

In Greek Mythology, pearls are said to bethe tears of joy of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and that wearing pearls on the wedding day would stop a bride from shedding tears.

In Japan, it was believed that pearls were created from the tears of mythical water creatures like mermaids.

In ancient Vedic texts, the pearl is born of the Earth's waters and the heaven's powers, fertilized by a flash of lightning. It's considered to be the daughter of the Moon. 

I love using pearls in my creations - I love the way they glisten, and how freshwater pearls specifically are individually unique in all shapes and sizes. Every pearl is different! Did you know that pearls are the oldest gem in the world, popular before humans even had written language. Anyways, I have rambled on enough! 

Stray strong and carry on,
x Hayley x

Hayley Smith
Hayley Smith

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