(Closed) Pearls = Bad Luck?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Are pearls bad luck on your wedding day?

    Yes, They are bad luck follow the tradition

    Nope, They are fine that is just bogus antiquated thinking

    I never heard that one before, but now I am rethinking my jewelry selection

    I never heard that one before, but it won't affect my choice of jewelry at all.

  • Post # 61
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My grandma told me once that the bride shouldn’t wear pearls on her wedding day, because they will cause many “tears” or sadness/crying during the marriage– in other words bad luck. Since they are not my style anyway, it has been easy to avoid. That said, many brides DO wear pearls and I say, wear what you want!

    Post # 62
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve only ever heard of pearls being bad luck for an engagement ring. In a lot of families wearing the family pearls is traditional. I know in mine it is!

    Post # 63
    540 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Pearls are considered bad luck according to Chinese superstition (not sure if you heard it from a Chinese person), but I’m wearing pearls anyway:)

    Post # 64
    4160 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Never heard that before!! My mom lent me her pearl earrings which just happened to match FI’s Grandmother’s pearl necklace that she’s lending me too.  We weren’t sure if she would make it to the wedding (she’s been in the hospital for 8 months) so it meant a lot to my Fiance to have me wear them.

    Post # 65
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    That’s news to me!  I’m giving my girls 3 piece pearl sets and I plan on wearing at least pearl earrings, maybe a necklace…interesting!

    Post # 66
    6511 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think its silly!  And even when it was the superstition, smart women like Anne (of Green Gables) knew it shouldn’t stop them 🙂

    She asked her betrothed for a pearl engagement ring:

    “I’ve never really liked diamonds since I found out they weren’t the
    lovely purple I had dreamed. They will always suggest my old
    disappointment .”
    “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.”


    Post # 67
    16 posts

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    sbharkness83:  actually in the Greek culture, it is a tradition for the mother or close female relative to give the bride a strand of pearls on her wedding day. I received mine from my aunt and wore them as a bracelet. I will do the same for my daughter and daughter In laws. 

    Post # 68
    3163 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have French background and my grandmother used to say pearls are bad luck. I don’t put much stock in superstitions I didn’t grow up with but, the ones I did hear through word of mouth in my family I do listen to. Not because I think they are true (ok, ok maybe a little bit of that. You never know!) but because it makes me feel closer to lost loved ones 🙂

    Love pearls though so if you don’t buy into it, go for it!

    Post # 69
    558 posts
    Busy bee

    Never heard of that about pearls but I have often worn them at happy events and love them. They feel very “me”. I would not hesitate to wear them at my wedding!

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