I come full circle with the June pendant, the last month of the birthstone series I started in July, 2010. Pearl is close to my heart since my name, Margaret, means “pearl.” I was interested to read that pearls are the only gem that can be made into jewelry as soon as they are found. No cutting or polishing is necessary. A pearl reveals itself to the world as a treasure from the very first.
As much as I love pearls, I remember being baffled in Sunday School by the Parable of the Pearl of Great Price in Matthew Chapter 13. A wealthy merchant goes seeking fine pearls and when he finds one of great price, he sells everything he has in order to purchase it. I am good company though, since the disciples were usually baffled by Jesus’ parables too.