Pearl, June’s birthstone, is honored in poetry.
http://La Peregrina (”Pilgrim”): found at Pearl Islands, Gulf of Panama, worn by European royalty, gifted to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton on Valentine’s Day 1969, sold for $11,842,500 at auction of Elizabeth’s jewelry collection in December 2011 (leroyspinkfist.blogspot)
Our Lady Mary’s symbol:
June’s pearl of great price.
Rare yellow iridescence:
Guarded by China’s dragons:
Copyright: Thursday, September 27, 2012, by Stessily.
River Tay, Scotland’s longest river, famous for perfect freshwater pearls: Abernethy Pearl, most famous and most perfect freshwater pearl, discovered in River Tay by pearl fisher William Abernethy in 1967 (Brian M Forbes [B4bees], CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)
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