When an oyster swallows a grain of sand it feels the discomfort, so it begins to ease the pain by applying a coat of nacre (pearl). It is during this healing process that it creates a beautiful pearl. This is like life itself. It is easy to love in good times, but it takes courage to love through the discomfort of our lives. The gemstone represents the grain of sand, beauty inside and pearl evokes an aura of love,courage and healing. It is this unique transformation that has given birth to the "Diamond in a Pearl" the symbol of love.