The Pearl: A Cultural Treasure through the Ages
Pearls are an Ancient Treasure. Pearls are a natural wonder that have been treasured for centuries by cultures ancient and modern all over the world. Greek mythology proclaimed pearls to be tears of joy shed by the goddess Aphrodite.
Pearls as a historical luxury
Julius Caesar limited the wearing of pearls to the rulers of during the firstcentury B.C. In the glory days of the British Empire, only royalty were allowed to wear these lustrous gems.