As far back as 3500 BC pearls were worn by Eastern, Asian and Roman societies to represent a person’s wealth, power, beauty and as a talisman to bring about good fortune. These gem stones are created inside the tissue of a shelled mollusk, and are the only gem stone that is made by a living animal.
Eastern cultures believe that pearls are linked to the moon and one can only wear a pearl if the wearer’s birth chart or their lord of their astrological house is linked to the moon. In these cultures pearls hold the personalities and strengths of different Hindu gods, for example dark pearls are associated with god Vishnu and yellow pearls are associated with god Varnua.
When peals are worn they can bestow certain strengths upon the wearer, for example pearls can bring about peace, calmness, memory, compassion and love. It is also believed that since different pearls hold different characteristics, the wearer should consider his or her occupation before choosing their gem stone. For example a businessman, banker or a farmer is recommended to wear a greenish pearl, while a scientist, priest or a teacher should wear an orange pearl.
Pearls are believed to hold strong powers that can heal the sick, by emitting orange rays that can absorb the cold. These rays can heal blood related diseases, depression, fever, diabetes and eye problems.
When selecting a pearl make sure you stay away from pearls that lack lustre, are cracked or have spots. Wearing pearls that hold defects is considered bad luck and can reverse all good fortune that is associated with wearing pearls.