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Pearl: What you must know about Queen of the Seas?
Pearl is the oldest known gemstones to have existed in the world and it called Moti in Hindi or ‘Mukta’ in the language of astrology. This gemstone is known as the “queen of the seas” and symbolizes Moon. Venezuela Pearl-Moti Gemstone is said to be the most popular and sought-after variety.
Vedic scriptures believe that the most expensive of all pearl varieties belongs to Lord Vishnu, which he wears on his chest. This pearl is the most popular of all in the Hindu culture and is called Koustubha. Studded in silver ring, Koustubha pearl must be worn on little finger after a proper consultation from the astrologer. Before wearing Pearl, you must get it purified from your astrologer. A good quality original Pearl is a must so as to ensure that you are reaping benefits from it. Buying in their purest and most original forms can be a little trickier since it a rare gemstone that is hard to find. Astrologers believe that Venezuela Pearl-Moti is an ideal stone for people with short temper.
Pearl is symbolic gemstone of Moon and since it is an important malefic planet in Vedic astrology, therefore moti is considered as a vital gemstone. Both Moon as well as Venezuela Pearl share striking similarities as far as their characteristics is concerned, and that is why, they complement each other very well. Pearl gem is for Moon because both these command a key element, i.e., water. It is considered cold and has white colour, which is said to maintain equilibrium between emotions and thoughts. Both pearl and moon have visibly reflective dark spots and yet appear lustrous. Pearl Gemstone symbolizes everything that is delicate, beautiful and peaceful and that is why, it is a recommended gemstone.
Origin of Pearl
Moti or Mukta is considered as an organic gemstone because unlike all other gems in the industry, it is the only one which is not mined and is extracted from living organisms. Original pearls are extracted from mollusc and oysters, the living beings. The process of extracting and obtaining and finally making them available to the market is extremely cumbersome and long. It is for this reason that the modern-day gemstone is mostly farmed or cultured.
Pure pearl is not only rare to find, but is also extremely expensive because of the long process that goes behind making of it. The glowing, smooth and spherical pearl is found inside oyster’s shell, which is a bivalve mollusc species. These rare pearl are valued as the most precious jewels. Original variety is created when foreign body penetrates molluscs between the shell and mantel. The mollusc, as a result starts feeling an irritation, which compels it to coat itself with a substance known as nacre. The mollusc coats layer after layer of nacre, which eventually keeps growing and becomes a pearl or moti.
Sources of pearl
When you go to buy natural pearl, you are most likely to find cultured gems only because they are as close to being original as possible. Primarily, pearls can be found in Thailand, Malaysia, coasts of Sri Lanka, Persian Gulf, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, the Red Sea, China, Southern India, the Pacific Isles, Panama and Venezuela.
Venezuela Pearl-Moti Gemstone is most popular and significant variety because of its quality and astrological benefits.
Best pearl gemstones that are most close to being natural are from Myanmar (Burma), Persian Gulf, Indonesia, Venezuela and Australia. Australia is the largest producer of the most beautiful pearls in the world and the Philippines and Indonesia are also in this list. Florida, the Red Sea and the Gulf of California have been known since centuries for producing the best Oyster pearl.
How to find best quality pure pearl?
These gemstones have become the most extensively available jewellery item and is largely gifted as well. Its extensive existence is however not a guarantee of its originality. Pearl gem & jewelry are quite renowned these days. The naturalness or best quality of pearl depends upon certain factors, which are explained here-
Shape- The standard shape as per the quality standards is spherical. Ideally a pearl gemstone should be spherical in shape.
Colour - Being a delicate gemstone, pearl moti can be easily discoloured or prone to being broken. It is extremely sensitive to dryness, humidity and acids. Colour of original moti is actually dependent upon the regions and the environment in which molluscs and oysters develop. Moti is available in wide range of colours, such as yellow, green, blue, gray, pink, brown, black and cream. However, the most widely known and accepted colour is cream. The blue, gray, black and other coloured pearls may not have any astrological significance. That is why, your Vedic astrologer can only suggest you how to buy pearl from astrological perspective.
Appearance- Natural pearl is the costliest of all and is almost impossible to be identified. The original and natural pearl can only be identified under an X-ray machine. However, on appearance, the best moti gemstones are the ones that look glowing and are absolutely smooth.
L ustre- Natural Pearls are almost ten times cost of cultured or cultivated pearls and that is simply because of its rarity and lustre. Cultivated moti is created when the farmer places some amount of shell in oyster’s flesh. This stimulates oyster to ooze out nacre, which creates pearl eventually. Oyster, is finally released to the sea after this process. Good quality pearl is lustrous and translucent in nature.
Considerations before you buy pearl
Y It must always be worn after due consultation from an experienced and educated astrologer.
Y One must wear it on a certain day, as recommended by the astrologer.
Y When you buy pearl as a Vedic gemstone, you must ask your astrologer of the points to consider while purchasing it and wearing it. Venezuela Pearl is the most recommended variety of moti astrologically.
Y A good quality pearl must be translucent, lustrous and cream or white in colour.
Pearl gemstone is recommended to people to mostly impact their thinking because Moon reflects a human mind. There are a myriad of Pearl astrological benefits. Venezuela Moti has many advantages and these include-
¯ Stabilizes mind
¯ Increases motivation and self-confidence
¯ Helps in curing blood pressure, bladder diseases and other ailments that are affected by body fluids
¯ Pearl astrology benefits people by sharpening memory
¯ Helps in career enhancement
¯ Allows to overcome short-tempered behaviour
¯ Recommended to overcome depression, anxiety and grief
¯ Helps in developing cordial relations with mother
¯ Relieves tension and stress and helps in leading a peaceful life
Pearl Moti Prices
There are different kinds of pearls found in market today. It is difficult to distinguish good quality pearl gems from the poor and sub-standard quality for a layman. Ask your astrologer regarding things to keep in mind when you buy pearl. Even cultured moti have different varieties. For example, South sea cultured pearl can cost anywhere between Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 per carat weight. Fresh water cultured gems costs between Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 per carat weight.
The most popular of all gem & jewelry are pendants and rings. Necklaces are also frequently bought. If at all you buy Pearl ring make sure that you ask your Vedic astrologer about the Pearl finger. Vedic mantra for wearing moti is Om Chandaraye namah.Read Less
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