A pearl is the only gem produced through the Life of a living Being. This oldest of all gemstones has been the "most valuable" thing on Earth until near recent times, far more valuable than diamonds or gold ~ individual pearls worth far more than empires! Why? Because she and she alone promises beauty ~ Beauty and Love!

All mollusk have hearts that are one straight ventricle with 2 major arteries then 2 accessory hearts on their kidney. Yes, they have 3 hearts! Simply put, oysters are merely large flowing labia creating their own labial water currents to supply food and air into themselves. Yes, she have a mouth, intestines and huge anus but she refines/cleans herself through propelling her labial irritants into her clit and building a huge Pearl! Many migrate from the depths to shallows based on the Moon's fullest but ALL are open facing/following our Moon as she goes over every night! Most mollusk start out life male then after 1 mating/year ALL turn female. The gyrls then begin making pearls!

To the ancients, pearls were a symbol of the moon and had magical powers. Egyptians used them in love potions as well as love cartouche and bead amulets. Astrologically, they are ruled by the Moon/Cancer with their wearing helping any weak moon placement or related affliction. Both the Bible and the Koran buy deeply into pearl magic. In Rome and later Europe, only royal persons above a certain rank were allowed to wear pearls. The Latin word for pearl literally means unique, attesting to the fact that no two pearls or their wearers are identical. These jewels have been considered the ideal wedding gift since Aphrodite stepped from the water and her water beds fell as pearls or when Shiva found the first one and gave it to his daughter for her wedding gift. When Columbus first landed in Florida, he named North America the "Land of Pearls". Florida had one of the largest and most varied pearl beds on Earth and still has 2 of the only surviving natural oyster beds (Thank You tourist trade!). Magarita is the Spanish word for pearl and when Spain had her massive New World pearl treasury, they would grind them up and drink them in an alcoholic drink ~ this inspired "the margarita". Both drinking pearls and eating oysters are proven aphrodisiacs (meaning Aphrodite's pearls). Gives Margaritaville alittle more meaning! Once Cleopatra and Mark Antony had a bet to see who could throw the most expense party. Pat went first. In an empty room with a table and 2 chairs they sat and were served 2 glasses of sour wine (vinegar) with 2 empty plates. Mark upped his bet to a trip to Rome ~ what she was after. So Pat took the pearl from her earring and put it into the wine, let it dissolve and drank it down. She offered him the other one. Mark's face hit the floor! His army and all is holdings were no where near the worth of one of her matched pearls much less both. She won! The matching pearl was taken after her death to Rome, split and put into the earring of Aphrodite in the Parthenon! It was considered the most beautiful thing on Earth! (Phiny the Elder)

Technically, pearls are invaginations, invaginated foreign bodies which become embedded between the shell and mantle ~ a pearl-sac of nacre is secreted around this. This female secretion consist of thin alternate layers of aragonite and conchiolin (mucopolysaccarides). The aragonite layers are 0.29–0.60 mm thick and are made of calcium carbonate in the form of highly laminated crystals. In cultured pearls the nacre quality and the process of pearl formation are the same, they just start with a larger foreign body unnaturally inserted. The cultured pearl seeds/beads are cut from the shell of a freshwater mussel species found in the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers. Colored ones are fed things. Remember, pearls are very sensitive to chemicals in perfume, hair spray, heat and light (mere spit babies ~ crystal coated vaginal mucus sugars). They are best cared for by wearing ~ at night or in dim light. They love human body oils!!!!

Anyway, these alternating muco-sugar and crystal layers are the seat of pearl's light magic or "pearl bio-luminosity". Light is reflected and refracted deeply through the sugars by the Life produced crystals! The fashion folk say the light refractions enhance skin tone. Royalty always wore their pearls for portraits. This allows us to trace the history of many famous pearls ~ many still live with us today. Earth's prize, her most perfect, was found in the River Tay, Scotland, by the Scottish pearl diver Bill Abernathy in 1967, the freshwater 44 grain Abernathy Pearl. The Arco Valley Pearl, given to Khubilai Khan, Emperor of China, by Marco Polo is a pink baroque freshwater pearl weighing 2301 grains. The Hope Pearl, the most famous and largest saltwater pearl ever discovered, (4 oz, 2 x 4 in) changes from greenish-gold to pure white and is named for Henry Philip Hope as is the Hope Diamond. The Huerfana (Spanish: The Orphan) was one of the most splendid gems of the Spanish Crown Jewels. Reset for centuries, she was found on the beach of the Gulf of Panama like a sea shell and was first owned by Doña Isabel de Bobadilla, the first female governor of Cuba. La Peregrina (Spanish: The Pilgrim) from Panama Native American diving slaves in the 16th century, first belonged to King Phillip II of Spain, then his Queen Mary of Spain (Henry VIII daughter), Queen Margaret, Napoleon, Joseph Bonaparte and was gifted by Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor (current frequent wearer). The Charles I Pearl is seen in several early 1600s paintings of Charles I as a large drop pearl hanging from his left ear. At his beheading in 1649 (for being alittle to gay) hordes of witnesses surged forward to fight over his head and the pearl. She hasn't been seen since. And of coarse, La Pellegrina (Spanish: The Incomparable), the most famous and valuable gem of Earth for many centuries! Originally part of the Spanish Crown Jewels later stolen as the infamous ‘La Reine De Pearl’ by the English 1792 along with Cleopatra's Eye of Isis (Hooker) and the Hope Diamond to remain "lost" until appearing as the Zozima Pearl at Christie's Auction House in 1987. The Zozima Brothers (Earth's finest jewelers ever) setting can be seen in several of the Russian Czars paintings. The Jomon pearl is the oldest known pearl. Reportedly, this pearl dates back more than 5,500 years to the Jomon Era of Japan. Many older pearls have been found in Native American mounds/graves but are to deteriorated to date past 14,000 years.

Our most ancient pearls are from burial mounds in the Tennessee River Valley and China. Both areas produced the most incredibly sized and colored fresh water pearls on our Earth but are all, of coarse, dead now due to pollution. All Native North and South American peoples greatly prized pearls for their beauty and magical powers. Spanish conquistadors found Natives in possession of rich pearl farms and huge stores. European royalty and the Popes went pearl crazy and they became the Renaissance symbol of purity, love and beauty ~ ship loads of Florida saltwater/Mississippi freshwater Pearlz! The Atlantic Coastal areas and the Mississippi River Basin were the first to use shells as well ~ armlets, pendants, tools and gaming pieces were made from fresh and saltwater shell. Wapum (money) was beads carved from a purple sea mollusk shell. The very rare "Conch Pearls" contain no nacre, so technically are not actually pearls but are a calcareous concretions, similar to kidney stones in humans. They are produced by the Queen conch mollusk (Strombus gigas), exculsive South Florida resident.

Virtually all natural pearl beds are dead today due to overfishing, oils spills and pollution. During WW II uncontrolled oil spills and bombings in the Persian Gulf (world's finest ancient pearl beds) and the South Pacific (largest) killed all the major beds ~ sacrificed to the war "they" say. Most all fresh water mussels are all dead due to pollution. Will Floridians allow oil development ~ our sensitive little tranny moon worshipers will be first to go! Just in case any womyn are keeping up with how fast things as dying these daze.

Amused Home
About the Artist