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.
Author Richard Scott. Certified Diamontologist and Gemologist. 30 years of experience.
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