The Secret Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Pearls

Pearls have been known for their healing properties for centuries, particularly in traditional Asian medical systems. In these cultures, “medicine” deals with more than just physical ailments and cures, and substances like gold, silver and pearl powder are believed to have effects both physically and metaphysically.

Modern science has not discovered anything magical about pearls, but this does nothing to diminish their stature in people’s eyes. Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and centeredness, and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity. They can especially enhance personal integrity. They have also been used in a number of cultures to help women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.”

Pearls have been used throughout medical history to help treat disorders of the digestive tract, muscular systems and the skin. Powders and potions containing pearls have also been developed to aid in fertility, as well as in easing the discomforts of the birthing process. Many cultures and societies have made similar claims for this lustrous gem.

The Chinese, for example, have depended on the healing properties of the pearl for centuries. They have used it to treat everything from simple eye ailments to serious heart problems, bleeding, fever and indigestion. To this day, the Chinese still use pearl powder as a skin whitener and a cosmetic, as do many other people around the world. In fact, the pearl is widely considered to be effective in controlling the skin conditions rosacea and acne.

Due to these natural properties, as well as its elegance and beauty, the pearl has been associated through the ages with the “matrix of life” itself. Proponents allege that the pearl helps to balance the human body’s natural rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles. There are also those that claim that the pearl can bring inner wisdom and help to strengthen and nurture the growth of love. Pearls are thought by others to have very strong “magnetic” powers and have been used in “gem therapy” to strengthen nerves, the adrenal glands, the spleen and muscle tissue.

Due to these natural properties, as well as its elegance and beauty, the pearl has been associated through the ages with the “matrix of life” itself. Proponents allege that the pearl helps to balance the human body’s natural rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles. There are also those that claim that the pearl can bring inner wisdom and help to strengthen and nurture the growth of love. Pearls are thought by others to have very strong “magnetic” powers and have been used in “gem therapy” to strengthen nerves, the adrenal glands, the spleen and muscle tissue.

As with many other stones, pearls come in a wide range of colors that each project their own messages. White pearls, unsurprisingly, are said to promote good health. The rare black pearl is a lucky gem indeed. Cream colored pearls project success, gold is said to bring good fortune, lavender is a symbol of love, and pink brings happiness to the wearer. Why not open your own wish pearl and see what fortune your oyster has to tell?

Wish Pearl In Oyster

Some additional metaphysical properties of pearls of all colors are allowing a person to open up and find the meaning and the purpose of one’s “true self.” They are believed to enlighten the mind and inspire the mood, while helping the wearer to learn to love herself more and, in turn, help her love others more, as well. True or not, these are wonderful and inspiring thoughts to share with the world, and the pearl can help the wearer project any and all of these mystical traits in a practical way, by focusing the mind on these positive attributes, real or not. Pearls are not just gems. They are a veritable storehouse of good will and positive, uplifting feelings. The real magic is in beholding their beauty and seeing them as reminders of “all things good and true.” Now, doesn’t that sound like a gem worth wearing?

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2 thoughts on “The Secret Metaphysical and Healing Properties of Pearls

  1. I have a double strand choker of 10mm pearls that my mother left me. I remember my dad saying, back in the 70’s, they were a “Lincoln ‘ on mom’s neck. She always drove a new Lincoln every year. She always sprayed perfume on her neck, after putting them on. Now, my jeweler says they’re worth nothing due to the pitting. Isn’t there ANYTHING I can do to fix these?????? Please help me. Do to other circumstances, I no longer trust this particular jeweler any longer.
    I’d really appreciate any help or advice.
    Gail F. Levin
    drgaill@cox.net

    1. Hi Gail!

      Would you be able to send us a photo of your pearls? Depending on the depth of the pitting and the thickness of the nacre, it may be possible to polish them, but it’s likely there will be some slight changes to their appearance. Assuming the jeweler recommends it, the cost would be $1/per pearl, plus the cost of restringing at $1/knot.

      Send your photos to customercare@pearlsinternational.com and we’ll see what we can do for you!

      Sophie

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