Pearls have long played an important role in our lives. Records show that royalty have worn pearls as far back as the times of ancient China, Egypt and Greece. The earliest record seems to be from the Persian empire during the 6th century B.C. Archeologists found natural pearls buried in Prince Achaemenian’s tomb. The astounding discovery was proof of the history of how people used pearls as jewellery. Today, however, with our changing environment, natural pearls have become a rarity. In this past century specially, they have been regarded as one of the rarest gemstones of all. Follow this linkt to read the full story.