June is here and if your birthday falls within this month, you’re lucky enough to have pearl as your birthstone! With its unique luster and pleasing shape, it’s no wonder why pearl has been prized around the globe for thousands of years. Scroll down to learn the unique lore surrounding pearl throughout the ages, and make sure to share these “pearls of wisdom” with your friends!
Pearls in Ancient China
Dragons were considered to be the guardians of pearls, and it was believed that pearls would fall from the sky when dragons fought.
Pearls in Ancient Japan
People in ancient Japan believed that pearls were created from the tears of mythological creatures including mermaids, angels and nymphs.
Pearls in Ancient Greece
Similar to ancient Japanese beliefs, pearls were thought to be the joyful tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Because of this, they were often worn by a bride on her wedding day… and they are still a favorite choice among brides today!
The Symbolism of Pearls
Pearls are associated with beauty, purity, love, wisdom and patience. Yet another reason to wear them on your wedding day!
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Which origin myth did you like the best? Do you know any others? What is your favorite gem? I’d love to connect with you in the comments!
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