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Moti Stone

Pearl Stone

Pearl stone, commonly known as Moti Stone, is considered the queen of all Natural Gemstones. It is associated with the Moon. The key significance of this gemstone is that it has no side effects, and anyone can wear it. It is the only stone that comes from living creatures like mollusks. 

pearl-stonePhysical properties/chemical composition

The chemical composition of a pearl can vary according to its place of origin. But these variations are very minor. It is made of calcium carbonate, organic matter (conchiolin), and water. Its hardness ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 on the Mohs scale. The specific gravity (S.G.) of pearls ranges between 2.20 and 2.78, and their refractive index (R.I.) lies between 1.53 to 1.686.

Origin Place or Source Country

China, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and India are some countries where it is produced. China is the largest producer, with Japan being second. Freshwater pearls mainly come from China and Scotland, whereas saltwater pearls are from Japan and Australia. In freshwater rivers and lakes, it is produced by mussels, while in saltwater, oysters give pearls.

Buying guide – How to value?

Pearl are sorted on the basis of colour, shape, orient and size.

Colour;

The color is the most significant aspect in determining the its price. It comes in a lot of different colors. It comprises the following colors – white, pink, silver, cream, golden, blue, and black. Some pearl stone show orientation or iridescence. To brighten and boost the intensity of the colors, it goes through bleaching sometimes. Natural black or steel gray colour with good luster is fairly highly priced.

Shape;

It is typically round, oval, pear, or drop-shaped. The regular-shaped ones are the best ones. As their symmetry increases, they become more valuable. Its size depends on the type of mollusks and oysters it is obtained from.

Orient;

The most significant characteristic of pearl stone is its orient. Its surface must show bright and sharp reflections. Orient should be judged using a standard daylight lamp against a dead white background.

Price & Carat Weight;

Pearl is a precious gem and the price ranges from Rs. 1000 to over two lakhs per carat. The value of pearl stone dramatically changes with its size, color, and surface quality. Its prices in India may be different in different states.

use for which rashi / zodiac?

According to vedic astrology, it signifies the Moon. The Moon is the symbol of calmness and is very helpful in reducing stress. People with anger management issues are advised to wear it. It provides stability and mental peace.

It is also advised not to wear it with diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds. Though these are not very strict rules, after proper astrological calculations of Mahadasha and Antardasha, one can wear it with any rashi and other Rashi stone. It is particularly beneficial for Sagittarius, Pisces, and Leo. It is the birthstone of Cancer.

Benefits / effects

1. Healing Benefits

Pearl Stone treats disorders related to body fluids, such as blood pressure and bladder issues. It also helps cope with skin-related diseases. It increases sexual energy, strengthens and cures fertility issues, and treats birth process-related issues.

2. Spirituality & Wisdom

Purity, spirituality, charity, trust, wisdom, and ethics are all qualities that represent it. It provides a clear route for receiving spiritual instruction and increasing states of awareness.

3. Clear vision and self-confidence

Pearl symbolises purity and a clear vision. It makes us calm. It provides a sense of dignity to the wearer and helps attain energy and open-mindedness.

4. Protects from the Evil Eye

It reduces the malefic effects of the moon and protects the wearer from evil eyes. It provides the person with mental peace and stability.

How to wear?

Weight – 7-8 ratti (consult an astrologer)

Color – Usually white

Metal -In silver

Finger – Right-hand little finger

Day & Time – Monday sunrise

Chanting Mantra Om Chandraye Namah (108 times)

Identification tips / how to check?

1. Look for some Imperfections

Natural pearl stone is usually not perfect. Tiny blemishes and irregular surfaces are very common in these. A natural pearl’s outer surface will reflect light differently in different parts of this gem when light passes on it. Also, a fake one will look perfectly spherical.

2. Check the luster

Luster is the property or parameter that shows the reflection of light. The finest quality shows a very bright and strong luster, and it almost looks like the light is coming from them. On looking closely, one can see their reflection in reality, whereas it’s not possible in a fake. In this method, Real with low quality may be mistaken as fake ones.

3. Overtone Test

It shows a significant amount of overtone. Overtone is the color on the outer surface that shows up when light is passed on it. Fake ones do not display an overtone effect. It’s easy to differentiate between a fake and a real one. Pass the light on your pearl stone and look for a slight shade of color when light strikes it. If it shows that little shade, it might be a real one.

4. Drill Holes Test

It is drilled with holes to make necklaces. Carefully observe the whole of it. If you find the edge of a whole with perfectly rounded edges, it is a duplicate. Real ones have imperfectly round holes, and their boundaries are very well defined.

5. Tooth Test

Alternatively, you can try scratching them gently and carefully with your teeth. The real one will make you feel rough, gritty, irregular, or uneven in your teeth. A fake will give a feeling of a smooth surface on the teeth.