Superstition about pearls??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Never heard of this before.. I’ve always though pearls were pretty traditional.. both on dresses and in jewelry.

Post # 4
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I heard that they were bad luck. I don’t like them anyway but wouldn’t have worn them. 

That said, we married on a Saturday which is also unlucky….!


Post # 5
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If the only tears I cry during my marriage are equivalent to the number of pearls on my wedding day (about 30?), I’ll consider myself lucky!

Post # 6
1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve heard of a similar superstition. My ex gave me a pearl necklace as a combined law school graduation and 25th birthday present, the two events being quite close together. I showed my shiny new pearls to a family friend the next day and she told me he shouldn’t have given me pearls. I was surprised and she told me that when a man gives a woman pearls it means he’ll make her cry. I laughed it off of course but my ex turned out to be an abusive prick who did make me cry a lot. 

Now I’m pretty sure the pearls had nothing to do with it but I’ll never let my SO buy me any pearls, better safe than sorry! 🙂 I love pearls though so I’ll just buy my own 🙂  

Post # 7
855 posts
Busy bee

@thefuturemrsjrd:  I’m not very superstitious, but it was recently in a bridal party for my friend and all 5 of the bridesmaid wore pearls. one BM was dumped at the reception, one a week later, and then me a month after!  3 outta 5. Dumped

Post # 8
12884 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, this is a thing in Asian cultures too.  I made a bracelet with pearly type beads and then couldn’t wear it. 

Post # 9
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@thefuturemrsjrd:  A future MOB here. I wore pearls at my wedding 20+ years ago and we’re still happily married.

Post # 10
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

LOL I am a crier, so I could wear a whole dress made of pearls and it still wouldn’t be enough to predict the future =)

Post # 11
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Don’t be superstitious. Wear pearls if you like pearls.

Post # 12
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Eh, I wore pearls. I have to believe that my marriage is built on a strong foundation, hard work, and a lot of love, and that it can’t be derailed by some pearls…

That said, if it freaks you out, don’t do it. Do what you want. It’s your wedding.

Post # 13
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It’s hard to go along with every superstition you hear, you’ll end up avoiding so many things. It’s like hearing about certain Asian cultures and their superstition against wearing or decorating with white, which represents ghosts and death. This includes flowers and the bride’s gown!

Have a wedding that makes the both of you happy. If something worries you, don’t go with it.

Post # 14
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@thefuturemrsjrd:  I find pearls gorgeous, so I’d never give them up for some superstition. But then, I’m not superstitious at all. If I were, my whole life would be walking on eggshells, because you can find superstitions about just about everything on this earth!

Post # 15
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have never heard of this before!! I love my pearls!!!

Post # 16
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

the one i heard is the number of pearls equals the number of tears. so I said no pearls and then asked for a champagne colored dress from China (gasp) and their version of champagne beading was pearls. Tiny ones. but still. The good thing is I have cried about half for the last 9 days or so … so pearl away. 

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