Pearls In Christianity
Christianity also adopted the pearl as a symbol of purity. Many of these ideas have come down to us in pearl lore and legend, and persist even today. For example, pearls are often associated with brides and weddings -- a concept possibly dating all the way back to Krishna and the wedding of his daughter. Pearls are also said to symbolize tears, to provide love and fertility, to symbolize purity, and to ward off evil.
The Medicinal Power Of Pearls In Mythology
In addition -- and perhaps deriving from their mythological significance -- pearls have often been attributed medicinal qualities and used to treat a wide variety of physical ailments.
Color In Pearl Mythology
The colors of pearls also have sometimes been associated with certain qualities: black or gold with wealth, blue with love, pink with success.