About Cultured Pearls
Many people strive hard to find out what is a cultured pearl. Let us begin with a definition to clear the air. Cultured Pearl is white to bluish-grey in color. It is a precious gemstone that develops inside the body of an organism called ‘Mollusc’. It holds a significant astrological value in the Vedic astrology and helps to pacify planet Moon in the wearer’s birth chart. According to Western astrology, a pearl works best for those born in the month of June.
Cultured Pearl, Real or Fake?
Cultured pearls are real pearls that are produced under controlled conditions. There are undoubtedly numerous fake pearls in the market, also known as “imitation” or “faux” pearls and are worth very less. They are made of glass, fish-scale imitation or even plastic.
There are many ways to identify the real pearls. They are cold to touch whereas the fake ones are not. Real pearls are comparatively heavier and when rubbed off the teeth, they feel gritty while fake pearls feel smooth.
Who Should Wear a Cultured Pearl Gemstone?
Pearl, also known as “moti”, is associated with the auspicious planet Moon in Indian astrology. It is said to benefit the wearer by strengthening the moon in the wearer’s horoscope and blessing him with tranquillity, mental balance, positivity, and good health.
Vedic astrology recommends Cultured Pearls for Karka (Cancer) Rashi. Western astrology also recommends Cultured Pearl birthstone for Cancer sign. People with Leo, Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius or Pisces as their astrological sign can also benefit by cultured pearl in the form of good health.How to Wear Cultured Pearls?
|Weight Minimum||1/10th of the body weight. E.g. a person weighing 60 Kgs can wear a 6-carat pearl.|
|Finger||The little finger of the working hand.|
|Day & Time||Monday, early morning between 5-7 am.|
|Mantra & Chanting Times||'Om Son Sonmay Namaha’, ॐ सों सोंमाय नमः । (108 times)|
|Color||The most common colors are white and cream. Black, grey, and silver are also equally usual, but the palette of pearl colors extends to every shade.|
|Hardness||2.65 – 2.85 (Moh’s Scale)|
|Specific Gravity||2.72 – 2.78|