Characterised by their lustre and mesmerising colour, pearls are an exquisite addition to any jewellery collection. While the visual impact of pearls ensures they are always a welcome addition to earrings, necklaces and bracelets, the symbolism and folklore surrounding these gems only makes them more precious.
What is the Meaning of Pearl Jewellery?
Signifying success, happiness, and love, pearl jewellery is said to bestow good fortune on the wearer. Of course, this makes pearls a superb gift for loved ones. As the traditional birthstone for the month of June, people born during this month tend to have a benevolent outlook and caring personality, combined with a keen eye for detail.
While our range of pearl necklaces and bracelets make ideal gifts for friends and family with birthdays in June, there is another occasion that is centred around these spectacular gems too. Pearls are a classic gift given and received on 30th wedding anniversaries. Said to represent the beauty and rarity of such a long union, the subtle splendour of pearls ensures they are a spectacular gift for a spouse or partner.
What do Pearls Symbolise?
First noted as far back as 2,206 BC, pearls have been highly coveted for centuries. Once reserved for emperors in the Byzantine Empire, mystery and mysticism have surrounded pearls since they were first discovered, which led many people to believe they had magical properties.
Unlike other gemstones, pearls are formed naturally in the sea, in oysters, clams or mussels. Although modern techniques also mean that cultivated pearls can be created, it’s this natural formation process that led to pearls being known as ‘mermaid’s tears’.
Today, pearls are widely believed to symbolise wealth and wisdom, as well as innocence and purity. It is, perhaps, their unique origins and scarcity that has led to pearls being associated with these traits. However, the never-ending quest for the ‘perfect’ pearl has also contributed to the lore surrounding these spectacular gems.
Choosing Pearl Jewellery
Whether you’re treating yourself to a pair of stunning pearl earrings or gifting pearl jewellery to a loved one, you’ll want to find the perfect gem and style. Fortunately, pearls look fantastic paired with contemporary jewellery and with traditional pieces, which makes them an ideal choice for everyone.
At Francarlo, we know just how important it is to select the right piece of jewellery, which is why we’re always on hand to assist with your selection. With our bespoke jewellery designing service, you can even create your very own pearl jewellery and have it handcrafted here at our in-store studio.
Arrange a Video Consultation
To view our range of spectacular jewellery or to talk to our experienced designers about creating your own custom piece, why not arrange a consultation today? We welcome customers in-store and provide video consultations too, so simply let us know which is more convenient for you.
With more than 50 years of experience in the industry and a passion for creating exquisite jewellery that lasts for generations, let us bring your vision to life and create your dream piece of pearl jewellery.