The Power Of Pearls Throughout Mythology
Pearls have long been attributed with having great powers, and have been
incorporated into the mythology of virtually every culture that has
encountered them. And no wonder! Given natural pearls' rarity, as well as
their mysterious beauty, who could argue that pearls might not indeed be a
gift from the gods?
Different Pearl Myths In Different Cultures
In Hindu culture, pearls were associated with the Moon and were symbols of
love and purity. Hindu texts say that Krishna discovered the first pearl,
which he presented to his daughter on her wedding day.
Pearls In Islamic Mythology
Islamic tradition holds pearls in even higher regard. The Koran speaks of
pearls as one of the great rewards found in Paradise, and the gem itself has
become a symbol of perfection.
Pearls In Christianity
Christianity also adopted the pearl as a symbol of purity. Many of these
ideas have come down to us in pearl lore and legend, and persist even today.
For example, pearls are often associated with brides and weddings -- a
concept possibly dating all the way back to Krishna and the wedding of his
daughter. Pearls are also said to symbolize tears, to provide love and
fertility, to symbolize purity, and to ward off evil.
The Medicinal Power Of Pearls In Mythology
In addition -- and perhaps deriving from their mythological significance --
pearls have often been attributed medicinal qualities and used to treat a
wide variety of physical ailments.
Color In Pearl Mythology
The colors of pearls also have sometimes been associated with certain
qualities: black or gold with wealth, blue with love, pink with success.
Pearls Have Long Been
Used In Medicine
Pearls have been used for their medicinal value, since their earliest
discovery by man. Interestingly enough, the modern pharmaceutical industry
continues to use pearls in medicine. In particular, pearls that are of
inferior quality and cannot be used in jewelry are ground into a fine powder
and used to prepare high-quality pharmaceutical calcium.
The Many Different Ways Pearls Have Been Used As Medicine
From ancient China and India to medieval Europe and Arabia - and in almost
every culture in between - pearls have been used for medicinal purposes,
ranging from aphrodisiacs to cures for insanity. Pearls could simply be worn
as jewelry for their curative powers, or they could be ground up and made
into potions, balms, and salves used to treat a wide variety of ailments and
conditions. One legend said that a pearl placed in the navel could cure
A Pearl For Whatever Ails You?
The pearl's surface luster is critical. Luster measures the brilliance and
reflectivity of a pearl. The more brilliant and mirror-like the surface of
the pearl is, the higher its quality. A dull or chalky surface indicates an
Mother of Pearl gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent
lining of shell, where pearls can grow. Mother of Pearl has both traditional
and New Age metaphysical and healing lore. It is said to attract prosperity.
It is used in mystical work and lore to heighten intuition, psychic
sensitivity, and imagination. It is purported to protect from negative
influence, and transmute negative energy. It is said to be highly protective
and a particularly potent stone of protection for children. A traditional
lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. Mother of Pearl is
also used in metaphysics to access primordial and racial memories. Crystal
healing and folklore say that Mother of Pearl is helpful for high blood
pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.
And Saltwater Pearls:
Usually pale white or cream-colored, though darker blue, gray, and even
black variations exist. In tune with women, especially pregnant women.
Absorbing by nature and because of this must be used with caution. If you
feel excessively negative while wearing a Pearl, it will hold that energy
until it is worn again. Remember, Pearl is the result of layer upon layer of
substance produced to combat irritation. It is very nurturing. If used
properly, lessen stress and its resulting maladies: hypertension, headaches,
and exhaustion. May help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Also an
assist in digestion and may reduce the chance of developing ulcers. If using
Pearls in conjunction with other gemstones, consider Diamonds to amplify and
purify, or Emeralds to bring negative energy out and disperse it.
Recommended for occupations as varied as artists, chiropractors, and
Pearls: Symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of
the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing
emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions.
For Solar plexus Chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity) and
emotional stress. Low integrity or anger rebounds to user (like
Opal). Cleanse frequently. Fire signs less compatible unless drawn
to Pearl. May cool and soothe.
Black Pearls: Also for prosperity.
Pearls: Works especially with the Heart Chakra. Pearl works
best without other gems. Divers wear pearls for shark protection.
Freshwater Pearl: Enable one to accept love. See the good parts of
oneself so you can love yourself and others more.
It is told that drinking pearl water regularly over a long period
of time will stabilize the production of hormones in the body.
Chronic headaches and migraines may be alleviated or completely
cured by wearing a pearl necklace directly on the skin.
Pearls also help to reduce allergies. They are said to help in the
treatment of stomachaches, colds, bronchitis and lung infections.
Saltwater Pearls: Traditionally, most pearls were
gathered from saltwater-dwelling mollusks in the Persian Gulf, the
Red Sea and the coastal waters of India and Japan. These saltwater
pearls were referred to as marine pearls. Natural saltwater pearls
are still found, but the yield is too small to account for any
significant market share. Today, any pearls cultured in
mollusks inhabiting saline waters are considered saltwater pearls.
The three most common types of saltwater pearls are akoya pearls,
Tahitian pearls, and South Sea pearls. Saltwater
cultured pearls tend to be more round than freshwater cultured
pearls. This is due to the fact that saltwater mollusks are
universally bead nucleated. Unless the saltwater pearl is a keshi
pearl, it will have a bead core.
Mabe Pearls From The South Seas
A mabe pearl is a hemispherical shaped pearl
which is grown against the inside of the oyster's shell, rather than within
its tissue. Mabes occasionally appear in nature.
Mabe Pearls Develop On The Shell
Cultured mabes are grown intentionally, by using a hemispheric nucleus,
rather than a round one; and by implanting it against the oyster's shell,
rather than within its tissue. The pearl then develops in a hemispheric
form, with a flat back. While in the oyster a mabe pearl is actually
considered a blister pearl not a mabe pearl.
Holding a piece of abalone shell may make you
feel: love, beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness, delight,
solace, sand, water. Abalone Shell has the colors of the ocean in it, blues,
greens, purples and yellows. It is soft to the touch from repeated tumbles
in the sand and water. It has slight ripples on it like the patterns left in
the sand as the waves lapse over it. It is comforting to hold it and rub the
softness like you would a worry stone. People are instantly taken with its
beautiful colors. To look at it brings me instantly to the ocean. For those
of you who have never been to the ocean, buy a piece of it, and bring a
little piece of the ocean to you.
Abalone shell is used for patterns of liver
heat with such symptoms as headache, dizziness, spasms of the limbs, and
various conditions of the eyes. Abalone strengthens the
structure of the body and the functions of the heart chakra. Both pearl and
abalone shell hold the same divinatory meaning
Used by athletes to help build and protect muscle tissue. Also benefits the
heart and helps in digestion. Nicknamed the sea ears, the Abaloneís
flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native
Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and
aka Abalone Shells
Holding a piece of
abalone shell may make you feel: love, beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort,
peacefulness, delight, solace, sand, water. Abalone Shell has the colors of
the ocean in it, blues, greens, purples and yellows. It is soft to the touch
from repeated tumbles in the sand and water. It has slight ripples on it
like the patterns left in the sand as the waves lapse over it. It is
comforting to hold it and rub the softness like you would a worry stone.
People are instantly taken with its beautiful colors. To look at it brings
me instantly to the ocean. For those of you who have never been to the
ocean, buy a piece of it, and bring a little piece of the ocean to you.
Abalone shell is used
for patterns of liver heat with such symptoms as headache, dizziness, spasms
of the limbs, and various conditions of the eyes.
Conch Pearls, The Pearl Thatís Not Really A Pearl, in the Technical Sense
Conch pearls (pronounced "konk") contain no nacre, so technically they are
not actually pearls at all. Instead, the gems are calcareous concretions,
similar to kidney stones in humans. They are produced by the Queen conch
mollusk (Strombus gigas), which lives primarily in the Caribbean near
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