Wedding Pearls – A Brides best friend

Why wear wedding pearls?

You have probably heard the old adage that pearls given and worn on your wedding day is unlucky. Well, I’m here to tell you, they are definitely not bad luck!  In fact, there are several reasons why wearing pearls is a wonderful tradition, and addition to your wedding outfit; and it’s not just because they are the world’s oldest gem. So, why should you wear wedding pearls?

 1.  The pearls provenance

Throughout history there are countless references to cultures coveting pearls. The ancient Greeks associated them with love and marriage and believed that they would nurture matrimonial harmony.  The Romans prized pearls more than diamonds; and in Egypt, Cleopatra was particularly fond of them.  When we reached the renaissance, pearls were highly regarded as precious gems, and in many countries only nobility were allowed to wear them.


vintage box with a set of pearls and diamante clasp
To view some of my pearl necklaces and pendants

 2. You are in good pearl company

Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Grace Kelly all wore pearls as a favourite item of jewellery. Michelle Obama wears them often and even Vivienne Westwood has often introduced pearls into her collections.

Coco Chanel wearing pearls
The woman behind Chanel

 3. pearls are A gem that is truly unique

Pearls are the only real gem that is created by a living creature. No two pearls are the same, so each carries a ‘one of a kind’ beauty to them.

traditional real pearl bridal bracelet on beige background
The simple pearl bracelet

 4. Pearls are known for their wisdom and beauty

They have a lustre, iridescence and depth of colour that no other gem has, and their classic elegance and understated beauty make them a perfect companion to wear on your wedding. 


Image showing bride putting on crystal and pearl drop earrings

5. The final reason for why you should wear pearls on your wedding day

Pearls are a symbol of enduring love, and what better way is there to begin your marriage x

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“The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls” -Jean de la Bruyere