BLACK FRESHWATER PEARLS
Black pearls have a mysterious aura surrounding them. Some say black pearls are a symbol of hope for wounded hearts, others say they carry healing powers, while others believe black pearls protect the wearer from negative energy. They are well known for their calming effects.
Considering that pearls are created by mollusks to protect themselves from an irritant, these offer nurturing, calming properties. The sea animal, trying to soothe the stuck sand or speck, nourishes the irritation with a layer of nacre, followed by another and another until the pearl is formed.