A pearl is a pale white or cream-colored had round object. Pearls are produced within the soft tissue of a living shell mollusk. Pearls are made of calcium carbonate formed around a grain of sand or something foreign. Pearls are considered as gemstones. Pearls are the symbol of purity, wisdom, royalty, charity, integrity, honesty and justice. According to Islamic and Hindu cultures, pearls represents perfection. Pearls are also a lunar symbol. Pearls also represent spiritual transformation and femininity. Pearls are the symbolic combination of fire and water in Chinese culture. Johannes Vermeer’s portrait “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is the perfect symbol of purity.
Girl with a Pearl Earring