Freshwater Pearl & Black Obsidian Gemstone Christian Anglican Rosary
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Fresh Water Pearls. Aphrodite’s tears of joy, dew drops filled with moonlight, Krishna’s wedding gift to his daughter, Cleopatra’s love potion. The legends abound but one fact is undeniable, Pearls are the oldest known gem, and for centuries were considered the most valuable. So valuable that the Roman General Vitellius allegedly financed an entire military campaign with just one of his mother’s Pearl earrings.
A cultured pearl undergoes the same process. The only difference being that the irritant is a surgically implanted mother-of-pearl bead or nuclei. The best nucleus comes from a Mississippi mussel that only lives in that famed waterway. The core is, therefore, much larger than in a natural pearl. As long as there are enough layers of nacre to result in a beautiful, gem-quality Pearl, the size of the nucleus is of little importance to beauty or durability.
Black Obsidian Gemstone is a stone which is formed from molten lava, meaning it an igneous rock (a rock formed out of a volcano). It’s made up of silica dioxide, with impurities such as titanium dioxide, aluminum and iron oxides. It’s black in color and has a lustrous, dark sheen to its surface. It is created when magma runs down from the volcano; it solidifies previous to crystallization and ends up having a glassy appearance.