Pearls have been part of the romance and lore of the world since the earliest civilizations. The first records of pearls, presented as gifts to Chinese royalty, date back as far as 2300 B.C.
Countless references to the pearl can be found in the religions and mythology of cultures from the earliest times.
In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage.
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