Palau – 2008 – 5 Dollars – Red Pearl Everything for You (PROOF)
rare! heart shaped with real pearl
Face value: 5 Dollars
Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 25 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2’500 pcs.
The pearl is a piece of jewellery which has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Even today one can barely explain how such a beautiful pearl occurs in a shell. It is hardly surprising that so many legends have originated. The Persians believed that the pearls are the tears of their god?s. Other cultures thought that the growth of a pearl in a shell was brought about by the moonlight and dew.
An old Chinese fairy tale tells how the pearl was born:
As the first drop of rain fell onto the ocean it was overrun by the enormous waves. Because it was so small it called: ?I am so unimpressive in this large area?. The ocean replied: ?Small water drop, your modesty dignifies you; therefore you should be rewarded in return. I will turn you into a drop of light. You will be the purest of all jewels, the queen among all and you will have power over womankind?.
This is how the pearl was born.