Pearls are special gems formed inside some sea creatures like oysters and mussels. They are not like other gems because they are made by nature. Pearls come in different colors like white, pink, black, and more. They can be round, oval, or have other shapes. The shine of a pearl is called "lustre," and good pearls have a bright shine.
There are two main types of pearls: natural pearls, which are very rare and form on their own, and cultured pearls, which are made by people. Most pearls we find today are cultured pearls.
People have loved pearls for a long time because they represent purity and wisdom. They are often used in beautiful jewelry like necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Pearls need to be taken care of gently and kept away from chemicals and sunlight.
When you want to buy pearls, you should think about their shine, shape, size, and color. Natural pearls are hard to find, but cultured pearls offer many choices for different preferences and budgets.