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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

Transparency                                                           opaque

Double Refraction                                                   0.156

Luster                                                                        Pearly

Cleavage                                                                   None

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.

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Gemstone Enemies:

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.


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