Pearls are formed inside oysters as a defense mechanism against potentially threatening irritants such as parasites that managed to get inside their shell. The mollusks create a pearl sac to seal off the irritation.
Beyond being synonymous with femininity, pearls have a very significant meaning for many women. Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I and Coco Chanel are just some women who used pearls to symbolize important periods in their lives.
In a pearl necklace, each node between pearls means another challenge that has been overcome. In the 20’s women made nodes in her immense pearl necklaces as a protest against the war.
When a baby girl is born, an earring pearl is placed in her ears to symbolize purity and delicacy, when a girl turns 15 is always given a pearl ring to symbolize maturity, at the time of marriage the woman always inherits a pearl necklace from her mother or her mother in law to symbolize the beginning of the difficulties of married life.
Among the many meanings we can not deny that pearls represents the most elegant, feminine and glomorous side of every woman, nothing more beautiful than a pretty woman dressed in a sweet and delicate pearl necklace. Coco Chanel would agree with us!