Many thanks to the Pearl Girl (or Pearl Guy!) who sent us the following references to pearls and gems in the Bible!
???????Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; ??????the price of wisdom is more than pearls.
???????For wisdom is better than rubies, ??????and desirable things cannot be compared to her.
???????There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, ??????but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.
???????Who can find a wife of noble character? ??????For her value is far more than rubies.
Do not give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs; otherwise they will trample them under their feet and turn around and tear you to pieces.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.When he found a pearl of great value, he went out and sold everything he had and bought it.
And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The main street of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.
I am a modern day treasure hunter who travels the world for gorgeous pearls and amazing adventures. I own a pearl jewelry and jewelry repair business, ThePearlGirls.com, with a cute retail store in Athens, GA. I also have a Pearl Travel business and travel blog at TheWorldofPearl.com.