Pearls are formed as an oyster’s response to an irritant, such as a grain of sand or another object. When any irritant makes its way between the mollusk’s shell and mantle, the creature produces nacre, a protective coating that helps reduce irritation.
Layers of nacre coat the irritant, eventually forming an iridescent gem (the pearl).
The pearl formation process is quite mystical. And, indeed, it is. How do these seemingly commonplace little mollusks turn out exquisitely lustrous, near-perfect spheres? Like many natural processes, the birth of a pearl takes time. But when the process is complete, the result is stunning.
The pearl’s cultivation process is similar to our brand mission to bring back luster, and give hope and healing to compromised skin.