The popularity of pearl, one of nature's greatest miracles, has never diminished throughout history. Pearl is known as the oldest gemstone, and it is difficult to trace its discovery back to a single location. However, many sources suggest that pearls were first discovered by people looking for food near the seaside.
The Louvre Museum in Paris displays a piece of pearl jewelry which belonged to a Persian princess. According to estimations, this pearl jewelry dates back to 420 B.C. Thanks to this discovery, we know that the pearls have been worn as ornaments for thousands of years.
Pearls were the symbol of status in ancient Rome. They were so valuable that Julius Caesar limited their use to people of the ruling classes.
Pearls may be found in colors such as white, pink, and black.