Pearl, June’s birthstone, is famous for its many shapes and sizes, as well as being known for its iridescent white color. But did you know pearl also comes in pink, gold, green, blue, gray and black? This makes it even easier to find pearl jewelry to match every fashion style. Not only does pearl dress up every outfit, but "nature's living gemstone" can also give us some of its own pearls of wisdom too.
Here are seven life lessons to learn from the pearl:
1. A pearl shows us that you can overcome adversity and have a happy ending.
A pearl is proof that even an unlucky situation can be turned into something beautiful. In the wild, less than 1 in 10,000 oysters contains a pearl, which can only exist if the unlucky oyster is first invaded by a parasite or other irritant. Nowadays, most pearls are cultivated on sustainable pearl farms around the world instead, but natural pearls are among the most rare and valuable gemstones in the world.