A charm­ing way to cel­e­brate

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion - Des­mond Eddy

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.

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