"The Persians called them “Children of Light” and believed they were the tears of the Gods. Early Chinese myths told of pearls falling from the sky when dragons fought and the Chinese believed that the moon gave pearls their power to glow. Pearls have been called the “teardrops of the moon”, and some believe that pearls are formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven… such are the legends surrounding this rare and precious gift from the seas."