A charming way to celebrate
PEARL is the traditional birthstone for those born in June and is associated with loyalty, faithfulness, friendship and personal integrity.
Giving a piece of jewellery containing a birthstone gem is said to bring the wearer good luck and protection.
The traditional milky white colour associated with the pearl was strongly favoured as a popular gem in Victorian jewellery but they come in a wide variety of colours, ranging from white to silver, creamcolored, gold, green, blue or black.
Pearls that are round, or nearly round, and of fine lustre, are highly esteemed as jewels and compare in value with precious stones.
A good-sized pearl can take between five to eight years to form. The cost depends on the size and the coating, or nacre, on a real pearl which gives it its iridescence.
Pearls should be worn on the skin and not be allowed to come into contact with perfume or make-up. They become dull without regular contact with the skin.
Kailis is celebrating this month with a new release: a playful, versatile bracelet featuring Australian South Sea Pearls and Mother of Pearl.
The bracelet comes with four charms including a 9-10mm pearl, mother of pearl charm, Aphrodite dawn charm and Aphrodite dusk charm. The bracelet is available in 18ct yellow or white gold.