(Closed) Pearls, "bad luck"?

posted 5 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I wore pearl earrings that I bought myself and a necklace that was a gift, and my marriage is doing just fine 😛

Never heard that one before!

Post # 4
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013



A superstition from Mexico has it that the bride can not wear pearls in her
wedding day for the pearls are the tears she will cry in her marriage.

from: http://www.ladyoftheearth.com/stories/wedding.txt

I had heard that the number of pearls you wear on your wedding day are the amount of tears you will cry in your marriage. I had attempted none but they're on my dress ... top at least. 

Post # 5
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve never heard that it’s bad luck to wear pearls on your wedding day!! I’ve seen so many brides wear them. I’ve seen a billion wedding dresses and bridal accessories with pearls sewn on!!! This makes me think of silly sayings like, “Marry in May, rue the day.” Pish posh. I’ve also purchased myself a few strands of pearls. One was when I was sixteen and I’m still standing, yeeeears later.

Post # 6
7736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jas00:  Well I’m sure the superstition exists, but so what? I bought my own pearl necklace and earrings 20+ years ago. And I’m still happily married, only here because I’m planning my oldest daughter’s wedding.

Still, I’m anti-superstition. I deliberately saw my husband on the morning of our wedding, because it was bad luck to do so.

Post # 7
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think it’s only bad luck for the oysters.

Post # 9
2669 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love this quote from Anne (of Green Gables fame):

“But pearls are for tears, the old legend says,” Gilbert had objected.

“I’m not afraid of that. And tears can be happy as well as sad. My very happiest moments have been when I had tears in my eyes– when Marilla told me I might stay at Green Gables–when Matthew gave me the first pretty dress I ever had–when I heard that you were going to recover from the fever. So give me pearls for our troth ring, Gilbert, and I’ll willingly accept the sorrow of life with its joy.”

So there you go, OP!

Post # 10
2542 posts
Sugar bee

@HisMoon:  I’ve always loved that quote!

Post # 11
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@HisMoon: Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe!!!!! This kind of made my night.

Post # 12
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Jas00:  I’ve never heard that. As for the gifting thing – would it count if the pearls were a gift from your future hubby for a previous present? Hmmmm.

Post # 13
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Well, I’ve heard that when a man gives you pearls it means he’ll make you cry. My mother’s friend told me that when my ex gave me a pearl necklace for my graduation present. I laughed it off at the time but he did make me cry a lot and that relationship ended badly. Now I’m stuck with these pearls that I can’t stand! I’ve tried selling them before but no jeweller here will buy pearls, only scrap gold. I’ll probably end up selling them on ebay or something. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s just a superstition and my relationship with my ex would have gone to hell sooner or later anyway, pearls or no pearls.

I still love pearl necklaces though so I’ll just buy one for myself – better safe than sorry! 🙂 

Post # 14
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah iv heard that. My mum has said to me a million times that pearls on your wedding day bring tears..

Post # 15
36 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

My e-ring is a pearl! So sucks to be me then! Kidding. I wouldn’t read into and I haven’t heard of that before.


I chose the ring because it was one that belonged to my SO’s mother who passed away when he was young. It was sent in the mail to me from one of her friends who had it and arrived the day he proposed. So when he popped the Q I said don’t buy me an e-ring, let’s use the one from your mother. That’s good enough for me 🙂  




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