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The Positive Energy and Power of Wearing Pearls
For more than four thousand years, pearls have been treasured throughout the world as a symbol of positive energy, attracting wealth, good fortune, love and health to the wearer. Choose your silk cord color and choose your pearl color to create a one of a kind pearl necklace that follows this tradition. This artfully designed Tahitian Pearl, White South Sea Pearl or Golden South Sea baroque cultured pearl drop is affixed to an elegant silk cord of your choice with a silver bail above the pearl making it a pendant. Choose one silk cord or layer two necklaces together of complementing colors to create your own unique look. When you wear pearls as jewelry – such as our exquisite Pearl silk cord necklaces – you are invoking the regenerative power of this beautiful natural gem. The positive energy from wearing pearls will help you attract luck, wealth, love and prosperity, just as they have for thousands of years, all across the world.
|It's impossible to know when the first pearls were discovered. Possibly our ancient ancestors were foraging for food on a beach when one cracked open an oyster shell and found a perfectly formed, iridescent pearl inside. Ever since then, the pearl has been a sought-after symbol of status and good luck. One of the earliest mentions of pearls in history is found in Chinese annals dated 2300BC, where pearls were recorded among the most prized possessions of the royalty. Pearls were often given as gifts to facilitate good relationships between lords and rulers.
The Ancient Greeks associated pearls with love and marriage, and they were often given as wedding gifts. The Egyptians, too, associated pearls with love, wealth and good fortune. The Egyptian Queen Cleopatra once bet her lover Marc Antony that she could give the most expensive meal in the world. She then took off one of her pearl earrings (worth 10 million sesterces, thousands of dollars in today's currency) and dropped it into a vessel of vinegar. The acidic vinegar dissolved the pearl, and Cleopatra drank the solution, winning her bet.
During the Dark Ages, knights wore pearls into battle, for they believed the magic of the pearls would protect them from danger. Native Americans harvested pearls from lakes and rivers to use in jewelry and for trade. When the colonial powers discovered just how many pearls were being pulled up from the rivers, they began shipping thousands of pearls across the Atlantic to fuel to growing demands of the European nobility. These natural freshwater supplies – along with the saltwater pearls being harvested in the Caribbean – dried up in the 19th century. Pearls were more elusive than ever.
That was, until Japanese scientists figured out how to cultivate pearls. Instead of divers risking their lives hunting for pearls, the gems could now be farmed inside oysters. This discovery transformed the pearl industry, and means that today you don't have to be mega-rich to enjoy the beauty and positive energy of pearls.