Origin & Background of Pearl Jewellery
Pearls have an oriental heritage as they trace their early origins to China. Pearls that come in various colors, shapes and sizes started being used as embellishments in the form of intricate embroideries in the dresses of royalty in Europe, India, Russia, China and other countries. They were used for embellishing headgear, various exquisite vases and decorative items.
Moti work has been done for centuries in India – from the time of the Mughal empire till today. It works best on a variety of fabric ranging from silk to cotton and velvet. Pearl bead work in Indian Fashion jewellery is hugely popular and preferred by royalty since ages. It is often combined with other forms of embroidery such as Crystals, Zari and Zardosi to bring a shimmer and elegant appeal. As an embellishment for embroidery, moti or pearl beads are preferred by designers to create a royal and romantic look on celebratory outfits. The most skilled artists can be found in Kutch, Kathiawar and Telangana, as they have been doing it for centuries by combining pearls with other beads for the classic traditional look.
Making Process of Pearl Jewellery
Traditionally, Moti work has been done by hand by skilled craftsmen. Given the effort required in handling the pearl beads, pearl work takes a lot of time to get completed. Even though there are machines now that can handle tiny pearl beads and produce large quantities of embroidery or jewellery, true connoisseurs will still prefer the beauty and value of handmade pearl jewellery.
Benefits of Pearl Jewellery
The curative aura of pearl helps in improving general health by containing diseases and disorders. They bring positive changes in specific body organs like brain, reproductive system, heart and digestive systems. Pearl helps to cure diseases involved in specific organs that includes heart issues, ulcers, depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, high blood pressure, acne and menstrual imbalances for women.
By nature, pearl as a gemstone is cold. It regulates body temperature and helps in normalizing it during fever and hyper conditions.
Pearl’s subtle energy also helps in keeping your heart rate at an optimal level and improves brain power.
An original and organic pearl that is astrologically charged brings in positivity and good results in terms of work, relationships, wealth and career.
Pearl is also gem for love and beauty and imparts peace of mind and beauty to the wearer.
Best Combination With Dress of Pearl Jewellery
Pearls are extremely versatile accessories. Pearl studs or a simple strand of pearl necklace can be a great way to complement your business outfit. A long multi strand pearl necklace or a long necklace with big pearls add a royal touch to your chiffon or silk saree. Pearls can be in champagne, satin grey, charcoal and rose pink shades, making them even more appealing as an accessory for your day or night event.
Not being as strong as other gemstones such as diamonds or rubies, pearls ideally should not be worn every day. But with proper care and caution, you can keep pearls safe and shimmery.
For evening wear pearl necklaces, earrings and bracelets add elegance to your look. With hair in an upswept style opt for dangling pearl earrings.
How to Care Pearl Jewellery
Wear your pearl jewellery every once in a while. Since pearls were born in water, they respond well to the oils secreted by the oil glands in our body.
Once you have worn your pearl jewellery, gently wipe the beads with a soft, dry cloth to remove excess oils and dirt and store them in a cool, dry place.
Use a small pouch to store your pearl jewellery.
Keep your delicate pearl jewellery away from other kinds of fashion jewellery that may have rough edges and can leave a scratch on your pearl beads.
Also keep pearls away from chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, ammonia, hairspray, perfume, and cosmetics.
Exposure to any form of harsh chemical is bad for your pearl jewellery.
Do not wear your pearl jewellery while bathing or swimming. Chlorinated water is bad for pearl.
Do not hang your pearl necklaces to store them.