The pearl symbolizes the wisdom acquired through experience. They are said to bring luck, prosperity and protection to the wearer. It can balance one’s karma, strengthen relationships, and protect children.
Persian legend tells that pearls were created when a rainbow met the earth after a storm. Imperfections in a pearl's appearance were thought to be the result of thunder and lightning.
The ancient Japanese believed pearls were tears of mermaids, nymphs, and angels.
Cleopatra dissolved a pearl in wine or vinegar and drank it in front of Mark Anthony to show him that she could devour the wealth of an entire nation.