Long known as the "Queen of Gems," pearls possess a history and allure far beyond what today's wearer may recognize. The Pearl has long been loved, praised, desired and flaunted. Throughout much of recorded history, a natural pearl necklace comprised of matched spheres was a treasure of almost incomparable value, in fact the most expensive jewelry in the world. Before the creation of cultured pearls in the early 1900s, natural pearls were so rare and expensive that they were reserved almost exclusively for the noble and very rich. Pink Rhodonite is a stone of self confidence born out of trust in your own heart, your own voice, your own choices. Carrying this stone will keep your mind calm, allowing you to process chaotic situations and patiently assess your options. Rhodonite will strengthen your resolve, helping you be more disciplined in your walk. You can also use this stone for balancing the yin and yang, your male/female energies. It makes an excellent meditation stone for promoting world peace, equality, brotherhood and human kind's generous spirit.