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JenniferLee111204

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OK.. Where did this come from and has anyone else heard of this before. My Grandma practically freaked when she found out that I might wear a pearl choker with diamonds that my FMIL wanted to lend me.

TIA!

-Jennifer
 
 
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LImom

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Definitely an old school myth. They used to say it many years ago, and in fact it was against all rules to give pearls as a gift. I wonder if any of the younger women have heard of it.
 
 
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Pookiesangel

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Are you latin? or to be more exact Cuban?

I am Cuban, and in our culture, yes pearls are considered "bad luck", actually the saying is for every pearl the bride wears that is a tear she will shed in her marriage"

Hope it helps
~Jen
 
 
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JenniferLee111204

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I'm Italian. I figured how classy.. but whoa, did I get an earful, my mom and grandma basically forbid it!! My FMIL has a super-amazing diamond necklace i will wear instead, but it was driving me crazy. I wanted to make sure that they werent just saying that so that i would not borrow something from her.. you know how that stuff is!!
UGH.. needlesstosay.

-Jennifer

Thanks again
 
 
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Lisa68

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Posted by Pookiesangel

Are you latin? or to be more exact Cuban?

I am Cuban, and in our culture, yes pearls are considered "bad luck", actually the saying is for every pearl the bride wears that is a tear she will shed in her marriage"

Hope it helps
~Jen



This is the same thing I heard. I was planning to have pearls too, but then heard this and being my FH is half PR, I decided against it. Even if he doesn't care.

 
 
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Irishbride

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I am Irish and was told that I cant wear pearls on my wedding day. And you are not supposed to get them as a gift. My Aunt freaked out when I told her I wanted to wear my grandmothers pearls.
 
 
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i was told that if u get pearls as a gift u must in return give that person a penny and that will ward off the bad spirits, if not then u will cry a lot in life...needless to say when i got pearl earrings i gave my mom plenty of pennies!!!
 
 
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Posted by JenniferLee111204

I'm Italian. I figured how classy.. but whoa, did I get an earful, my mom and grandma basically forbid it!! My FMIL has a super-amazing diamond necklace i will wear instead, but it was driving me crazy. I wanted to make sure that they werent just saying that so that i would not borrow something from her.. you know how that stuff is!!
UGH.. needlesstosay.

-Jennifer

Thanks again


oh lord, i hope i don't hear it from FH's italian family

as of now we all plan on wearing them!

 
 
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belle31125

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I heard that if someone gives you pearls as a gift, you have to give them money so you don't get bad luck.. even if it's 1.00.. my moh's mother always tells me this myth
 
 
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Spitzergirl

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Don't wear pearls...unless you want to cry!!!

Spanish belief!!!
 
 
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Kriss2c

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I received a string of pearls from my grandmother on my 16th birthday, I plan on wearing them as my something old...... I guess I will walk under a ladder too while I am at it.
 
 
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My Irish grandmother almost died when my other grandmother gave me pearls for Christmas one year. She calls them pearls of sadness. I'll have to tell her the penny thing. I alwayd wondered where this idea came from. Thanks girls!
 
 
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cocoa

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i'm forbidden too, to wear them, and i've heard that for YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
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Funny, my mom who is VERY traditional (she is flipping because I don't plan to wear the blusher veil) didn't know that. She gave me these beautful pearl and emerald earrings that were hers, she wants me to be married in them. And I thought I'd coordinate with a pearl necklace- on bridal jewelry websites there are always pearl necklaces.

Wonder if the superstition applies to faux pearls as well?
 
 

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JenniferLee111204

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Thanks so much.. I feel soooo much better knowing that I am not the only one that has been forbidden!! Well, in any event, I will not be wearing them as the evidence is overwelming!

Well Girls, Diamonds it is!!!!

Thanks Again.
Jenn
 
 
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nov.bride

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Posted by Kriss2c

I received a string of pearls from my grandmother on my 16th birthday, I plan on wearing them as my something old...... I guess I will walk under a ladder too while I am at it.

 
 
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chris605

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I too am Irish and I am marrying an Italian and I was told ABSOLUTELY NOT.... So Fh bought me a beuatiful diamond necklace and earrings to wear....YAY
 
 
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Julestrd

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Does it matter if they are real or not? My dress is covered in pearl beading but it's fake obviously. I never heard this before and I am Mexican. My mom has bought me pearl everything too.
 
 
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fairylise

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my dress is covered in pearls!!! oh well... i guess it's too late now!!! hopefully it's just jewelry that is a big no to wear!!
 
 
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