Pearl, the June Birthstone

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Historically, pearls have been used as an adornment for centuries. 

They were one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire; later in Tudor England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age.  Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty. In the early 1900s, the first successful commercial culturing of round saltwater pearls began. Since the 1920s, cultured pearls have almost completely replaced natural pearls in the market. Pearl is the wonderful birthstone for June.

Pearls are the perfect gift idea for so many occasions including anniversary, birthday, graduation, and as a ‘push gift’ (more on push gifts in our next blog entry). A strand of pearls as a necklace is elegant and sexy all at once. NYC Wholesale Diamonds carries a wide selection of Pearl Necklaces, as well as Pearl and Diamond Bracelets, Earrings and Rings in stock at all times.

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