Pearls - Bad Luck??? Back
JenniferLee111204 Posted: Jun 05, 2004 01:54 PM+
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Pearls - Bad Luck???

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
LImom Posted: Jun 05, 2004 02:03 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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.
Pookiesangel Posted: Jun 05, 2004 02:05 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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
JenniferLee111204 Posted: Jun 05, 2004 02:09 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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
Lisa68 Posted: Jun 05, 2004 08:08 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???


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.
Irishbride Posted: Jun 05, 2004 08:11 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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.
MuchInLuvMichi Posted: Jun 05, 2004 09:39 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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!!!
september2004 Posted: Jun 05, 2004 10:26 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???


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!
belle31125 Posted: Jun 05, 2004 10:38 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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
Spitzergirl Posted: Jun 05, 2004 10:49 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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

Spanish belief!!!
Kriss2c Posted: Jun 05, 2004 11:22 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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.
sandra17 Posted: Jun 05, 2004 11:33 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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!
cocoa Posted: Jun 05, 2004 11:38 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

i'm forbidden too, to wear them, and i've heard that for YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!
TracyInQueens Posted: Jun 06, 2004 10:46 AM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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?
JenniferLee111204 Posted: Jun 06, 2004 10:55 AM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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
nov.bride Posted: Jun 06, 2004 04:06 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???


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.

chris605 Posted: Jun 06, 2004 05:28 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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
Julestrd Posted: Jun 06, 2004 05:39 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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.
fairylise Posted: Jun 06, 2004 05:46 PM+
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Re: Pearls - Bad Luck???

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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