We have been in a long-standing relationship with pearls. Pearls have been seen as symbols of many things such as chastity, purity and modesty. Ancient Chinese believed that pearls have a protective property. In well documented times, pearls have always been presented as gifts. When Marco Polo visited Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan, he was reported to have presented him with a pearl that is 575 carats and more than three inches long. This was in the 13th
century. In the 16th
century, Prince Phillip II of Spain gave a pear-shaped saltwater pearl called La Peregrina
to his bride. Today, we haven't gotten over the allure of pearls, their symbols and their functions as gifts. Because of innovations such as that of Mikimoto's
pearl culture, it is not just the Royals that can give pearls as gift. Now, we all can enjoy this ancient symbol in our contemporary world with contemporary look and sophistication.
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