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)

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Purity’s emblem,

Our Lady Mary’s symbol:

June’s pearl of great price.

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Margarita pearls,

Rare yellow iridescence:

Conquistadors’ trove.

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Wisdom’s talisman,

Guarded by China’s dragons:

Innocent luster.

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Copyright:  Thursday, September 27, 2012, by Stessily.

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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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  • Derdriu on Oct 2, 2012

    Stessily, The comfy-cosy cottage along the River Tay looks an ideal spot, what with access to spectacular views and stunning pearl finds.
    Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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