Chemical Formula CaCO3 (92% Aragonite) and conchiolin (6%)
Color White, Cream
Hardness 2.5 - 4.5
Crystal System Amorphous
Refractive Index 1.52 - 1.69
Specific Gravity 2.6 - 2.85
Double Refraction 0.156
Mineral Class Calcium carbonate and conchiolin (organic) combined with water
Pearl known as Mothi in Hindi and “Mukthaphal, Mouktik, Suktiza” in Sanskrit. Though Pearls occur naturally in the wild, their occurrence is very sporadic and limited. Almost all Pearls currently available on the gemstone market are cultured. Cultured Pearls are produced by inserting a foreign substance known as a nucleus within the body of an oyster or mussel, which in turn causes the organism to grow a pearl around the nucleus. Oysters are cultivated and harvested in mass numbers for growing Pearls within them.
Who can wear?
Consultation with astrologer before wearing as per their birth details is necessary. On General Cancer zodiac born people can wear pearl.
Blue Sapphire, Hessonite Garnet, Cat’s Eye and all their respective alternative gemstones.
Alternate (Semi-precious) to Pearl:
Use of alternate gemstone should be, when one cannot afford precious gemstone like pearl. The effects of semi-precious gemstones will last less compared to precious gemstones.