Love, happiness and wisdom. Praised as the 'Queen of Gems', pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience. Pearls, unlike any other precious gemstone, need no enhancement to help one admire their captivating beauty. Throughout antiquity, and even today, pearls are prized because of their rarity. Ancient Greeks first used pearls as part of the wedding ceremony - believing the sacred pearls would bring love and happiness. Pearls remain a symbol of power, happiness and honor.