WHAT DO THE COLORS OF PEARLS MEAN?
LEARN ALL ABOUT PEARL COLOR MEANINGS AND MOODS
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Colored pearls are wonderful.
I can’t stop looking at them. They’re simply beautiful. All the hue variations, luster, shine and endless assortment of sizes are just breathtaking.
But what does it all mean? Do certain pearl colors have special meanings and associations linked to them?
Believe it or not, the color of pearls do carry meanings to them.
Moods and Colors:
A lot of these meanings probably are taken from actual moods that certain colors represent.
Like for example; white:
White pearls are often worn by brides because they portray innocence, beauty, purity and new beginnings.
Millions of colors:
The problems that you run into, when dealing with pearls and colors, is that there are millions and millions of pearl colors. All different shifts in hues, body tones, and iridescence. How can they even be put into categories?
Some pearls display more than one color as well. Their outer shell reflects light and also picks up colors of surrounding objects. It can make it all confusing if you try to pinpoint a particular color range. But, I’ll have to admit, it’s fun trying.
So what are the common colors found in pearls? (as shown in the picture) Let’s take a look:
- Dusty Rose
- Earth Tones
- Egg Plant
Colored pearls are found in wonderful exotic locations like: the Cook Islands, Japan, China, Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Tahiti, Mexico, India, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, the United States and even Hawaii.
So what are the meanings of colored pearls? Here we go…
Pearl Color Meanings:
White – Purity, Truth, Dreamer, Fertility, Innocence, Simplicity, Cleanliness, Faith, Honesty, Protection, Sincerity, Peace
Gold – Riches, Wealth, Prosperity, Freedom, Success, Love, Illumination, Compassion, Self-Esteem, Courage, Passion, Wisdom
Pink – Health, Love, Generosity, Romance, Power, Purity, Passion, Energy, Kindness, Compassion, Loyalty, Faith, Protection, Happiness
Blue – Truth, Intuition, Trust, Responsibility, Tranquility, Confident, Loyal, Intuition, Calming, Conservative, Dependable, Courage
Silver – Dignity, Self Control, Organized, Patience, Wisdom, Progress, Calming, Soothing, Focus, Insight, Cool, Security, Dependability
Purple – Wisdom, Love, Artistic, Creativity, Riches, Leaders, Royalty, Complexity, Vitality, Noble, Pride, Mystery, Motivation, Passion
Red – Power, Enthusiasm, Success, Extrovert, Energy, Vitality, Excitement, Passion, Love, Strength, Leadership, Respect, Determination, Assertiveness, Stability
Green – Balance, Nature, Money, Justice, Youth, Good Luck, Learning, Generosity, Life, Hope, Growth, Harmony, Renewal, Beauty, Respect, Satisfaction, Peace
Yellow – Creative, Cheerful, Happy, Optimistic, Wealth, Friendship, Uplifting, Intellectual, Clarity, Perception, Motivation, Learning, Blessing, Health, Brightness
Brown – (Chocolate Pearls) Practical, Masculine, Grounded, Dependable, Stability, Harmony, Protection, Comfort, Elegance, Security, Healing, Reliability
Orange – Social, Playful, Warmth, Desire, Emotional, Courage, Success, Relationships, Power, Happiness, Strength, Authority, Endurance, Stimulation
Black – Protection, Independence, Balance, Control, Rest, Mystery, Strength, Fascination, Allure, Prosperity, Riches
And you thought pearls were just pearls.
Now as far as the color of the outfit you’re wearing?
Well, that’s a whole different story.
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What does the color CREAM mean.
Hi Lois. Cream is a Combination of Different Colors, and can lean towards the Light Yellow (like Oatmeal, Ivory, Biscuit) side or Light Brown side (like Beige or Tan). But I did find some meaning towards this Hue: Success, Dependable, Calm, Conservative, Chastity, Opulence and Virtue. Hope this Helps! :) -Richard
What about peacock pearls?
Peacock Pearls would probably lean towards the Green or Blue (Whatever the Dominant Hue is) Pearl Color Meaning! :)
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What would Lilac mean?
I’m working a Steven Universe gemsona and I picked a lilac pearl for my character, and I need to know a bit more about it to properly develope a decent character.
What does this pearl represent?
How common are they?
Where in the world are they dominately found?
What clam/oyster/shellfish thingy are they mostly made in?
Thank you for taking the time to read this?
EXCELLENT SITE LOVE THIS !!!
What does a grey pearl symbolise
I just got my stepdaughter rose/pink freshwater pearl necklace and stud pearl earrings, with a rose gold two pearl & crystal freshwater pearl ring for a college grad present in the healthcare field. Is there a significance there?
Hi Mel. Pink pearls generally represent romance, passion, faith and love. :) -Richard
What does pearly tones mean.?
Hi Mafe, pearly would be just a white tone.
THIS IS AWESOME VERY FUN AND JUST COOL THANK U !!
MY CHINESE BOYFRIEND BOUGHT FOR HIMSELF & I, THE BRACELET WITH RED PEARLS.
JUST WONDERING, WHAT HE MEANT.
Red Pearls: Power, Enthusiasm, Success, Extrovert, Energy, Vitality, Excitement, Passion, Love, Strength, Leadership, Respect, Determination, Assertiveness, Stability
What about gray?
Whats peach color pearl meaning we go to panama city beach fl. N buy these necklaces n they come with a clam u open n put the pearl in the necklace but they are usally a peach color
Hi Angela. I would use the meaning for pink. Most peach hues are more pinkish than orange. -Richard
are black pearls evil to wear ???????
i have a strand of pearls, they are really old, and the color is almost pink”ish”, very pretty but not my style. how do i know theyre real or how much theyre worth so i can possibly sell them?
You’ll have to take them into a jewelry store, or an antique shop to check them out. They should be able to tell from the holes in the pearls, and the thickness of the nacre. -Richard
What is the meaning of the Rosaline pearl?