Elegant Bali Moon Earrings. Minimalist earrings. Small coin pearls. The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. – Grace Kelly Pearls are the most romantic of gemstones, perhaps because of the ancient legend surrounding their first appearance. Myth has it that the first pearls were made when Venus, the Goddess of Love, came out of the sea shaking herself dry. The water droplets that propelled off her body reputedly hardened into pearls and fell back into the sea.