History of Pearls
I have always been a big fan of pearls, whether they are a simple strand of cultured pearls, large contemporary fashion pieces or vintage heirlooms, they add style and elegance to any outfit.
Whenever I meet with brides the topic of accessories is always part of our discussion. The accessories a bride chooses are almost as important as the dress. Her choices define her personality and individuality, which is why this month I decided to talk about pearls.
Known as the “Queen of Gems”, pearls were once the exclusive property of the rich and powerful. A symbol of love, virtue and happiness, these lustrous gems of the sea still remain one of the most popular stones of a bride’s day. The gift of pearls on a bride’s wedding day dates back centuries.
Ancient Greeks believed that pearls were a must in any wedding, as they ensured marital bliss and even prevented the bride from crying on her wedding day! According to the sacred Hindu text “Rig Veda” the god Krishna discovered the first pearl at the bottom of the sea and offered it to his daughter on the day she was to be married.
Today whether these beautiful drops of the sea are used on the dress, part of the accessories, or the theme for a wedding cake, they are still the most popular choice of stones for a bride.