The Ming pearl name is applied to the better quality of generic bead nucleated pearls.
Around 4 years ago research in China perfected the process of bead nucleating freshwater pearls, creating large pearls, up to 15mm, with a beautiful metallic lustre, plus much rounder and smoother than previous attempts. This new class of pearl is routinely known as Ming Pearls. They represent great quality and value for money being used to create stunning pearl jewels.
The symbolic meaning of Seahorse is quite intricate and diverse as this little creature itself is full of surprises. ... The Torres Strait Islanders believed that the seahorse is a luck of good fortune/charm an attribute of the sea, the seahorse is considered to be a symbol of strength and power.
Greeks called Seahorses by the name Hippocampus (horse sea monster). One cannot help but wonder about the connection between this name and the part of our brains that controls memory (Hippocampus).
These tiny sea creatures has eyes that can look in opposite directions at the same time, giving them the meaning of observation and awareness.
Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life.
Seahorse - 19 x 7 mm
Ming Pearl - 11 mm