Pearl Bridal Jewelry for the June Bride
“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens” - Author unknown
As the birthstone for June, Pearls are unquestionably a fixture in a woman’s jewelry box. From a string of pearls to put on to your workplace, to an exceptionally made tiara for the bride-to-be on her wedding day, pearls have evolved from being the “gems of queens” to a commoner's favorite gem, from one corner of the world to another.
No wonder pearls are always in the list of potential bridal jewelry, and since June is one of the most popular months to get married, pearls are without doubt the gem of choice for June brides.
Here’s a little trivia on pearls that you might not be aware of:
1. As far as 3,000 years ago, brides have been offered, presented, donned pearls on their wedding day. It is said that Krishna, from ancient Hindu books, brought pearls from the depths of the ocean to give his daughter on her wedding day.
2. Crusaders would often give pearls to the fair maidens on their wedding day.
3. Just before cultured pearls came to being, natural pearls were so exceptional and really expensive back in the days that it was said Roman General Vitellius backed up an entire military campaign by just selling one of his mother’s pearls!
4. The oldest surviving pearl necklace was found in the sarcophagus of a Persian princess and is supposed to be 2000 years old.
5. Queen Elizabeth 1 was so in love with pearls she wore seven ropes of them, and she was a proud owner of 3,000 pearl embroidered dresses. Talk about the gem of queens!
Certainly, every woman feels like a queen when swathed in pearls. Traditionally, pearl jewelry was presented by the father of the bride or groom and has come to stand for love, happiness, prosperity and forever. Many brides use pearls for their gown, sometimes just designing the hemline, while some use a completely ornamented bodice of pearls. Non-jewelry wedding extras for example tiaras, hair combs, hair pieces, handbags, gloves and shoes are also adorned with pearls.
Apart from being the perfect jewelry for the June bride, pearls are also given as gifts to couples who're about to reach their 3rd and 30th wedding anniversary. Bridesmaids may also be presented pearl pendants as a way to express gratitude for their tireless work during the weddings. It’s timeless, classic, and can certainly be valued.
Choosing pearls for your bridal jewelry, June bride, is as confusing and demanding as choosing your wedding gown. Exactly why so? The wide array of pearl jewelry on the market, the delicate designs made by the most skilled designers, and the various wedding jewelry pieces are enough to push a bride-to-be up the wall. There’s no better time than today to acquire pearls. Cultured pearls tend to be more reasonably priced than the uncommon and natural pearls. Large ones can fetch a greater price, while fresh water pearls are affordable for the sensible bride.
Pearls. A wedding jewelry custom which has stood the test of time. Truly, one of nature’s amazing gifts to the bride-to-be. Most especially, for the June bride.
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