Throughout history, pearls have always been treasured as the gemstones of royalty. Their timeless beauty and rarity have made them coveted adornments for crowns, scepters, and royal jewelry down through the centuries.
But even among all these luxurious displays of wealth and power, a few individual pearls have always stood out as being especially perfect, especially unique, and especially precious. They have experienced the singular honor of being named, and passed down from dynasty to dynasty. Many of them reside in museums today, though some have been lost to time. A few others have been sold for incredible sums at auction. But no matter what their fate, they have all secured a place in history.