She’s a pearl!
My grandmother would always say “She’s a pearl” or “He’s full of pearls” meaning they were wise or full of wisdom. Those folks were also her favorites and always had her laughing. Pearls, the birthstone for June, have a special place in the gem world because they arrive at the jewelers bench organic and already perfect in their own right. All other gems and minerals have to be cut, refined, heat enhanced, shaped, etc. Pearls come from their shell ready for the world. They are also the only gem I can think of that is a noun, verb, adjective, and even qualifies as for the tag idiom, courtesy of the Bible.
Pearl: noun 1. A smooth, rounded bead formed within the shells of certain mollusks and composed of the mineral
aragonite or calcite in a matrix, deposited in concentric layers as a protective coating around an irritating foreign
object: valued as a gem when lustrous and finely colored. Example: Pyramid Studios has beautiful pearl jewelry. 2. A girls name……although, here in Maine, I have known a couple men to be named Pearly. 3. A very pale grey color. Verb 4. To dive, fish or search for pearls. Adjective 5. Resembling a pearl in form or color; having or reduced to small grains. Idiom 6. “Casting pearls before swine” meaning to offer something of great value to those incapable of appreciating it. As in “The teacher read the class Shakespeare but she was casting pearls before swine.” Pearls, the noun, are a specialty at Pyramid Studios! Shop all our wonderful Pearl Selections!
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