Post # 61
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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!