Pearl/Moti (for Moon): Pearl strengthens mental
faculties, calms emotions and helps in attaining stability & equilibrium
- It is a common custom for brides to wear a pearl nose-ring and
necklace for the wedding ceremony. This is believed to ensure
a happy conjugal life and protection from widowhood. It also provides
vitality and wisdom.
- This is normally shiny white in colour.
- Pearl or Moti is used to remove the evil effects of Moon and
it strengthens the mind force, increases good sleep and cures
insomnia. It also gives better memory, cures uterine disorders,
heart and eye troubles, as also is helpful in host of other diseases
like TB, constipation, hysteria, pleurisy, etc.
- Pearl is very useful for ladies as it increases their facial
lustre, thereby enhancing their beauty and will keep them ever
young. It controls the rash temperament, as it is a cold gem.
- It also increases sexual strength and makes the conjugal life
happy. Removes melancholy and increases fortune. Will protect
from harm from others, inspires love and faithfulness and overall
ensures a happy married life.
- It should be worn on 4th finger of right hand on Monday with
silver. Weight should be 2, 4, 6, 9 grams. Being a cold stone
it should be worn during bright nights.
Pearl is the most famed gemstone. Known for its beauty, which
does not need a lapidary to enhance it. The Kings, Queens, has
worn these and the rich people through all times till date.
Pearl is a pathological formation in pearl oyster. It is formed
when a foreign particle enters the gap between the body and
the shell of a Pearl Oyster. The irritation caused by the foreign
particle makes the Oyster take out a secretion from its body
to cover the particle. When the secretion dries up, it again
creates irritation to the animal, so it again covers it with
its secretion - this process continues for 3 to 6 years and
a pearl is produced.
Pearl contains nearly 92 per cent of calcium carbonate (CaCO3)
held together by conchiolin 6% and has 2% water. Pearls have
a hardness of 2.5 to 4.5 on Moh's scale and density varies between
2.40 to 2.80 g/cm3. It is an opague gem.
Pearls are found in Sri Lanka, Philippines, China, Japan, Australia,
India and Malaysia.
In India, they are found in South Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and
in some lakes of Rajasthan.
Natural pearls have a surface appearance - which is lustrous and
looks precious. When viewed under magnification it contains discontinuous
wavy lines. If dropped on a hard surface they bounce in a uniform
These are some of the indications, which help one to identify a
Pearl. But it is quite a difficult task and lot of training and
experience goes into it. As duplication of this Gem has been done
in a manner, which is many times quite difficult to detect.