Pearl wedding jewellery, what is the history behind the tradition?
Pearls in bridal jewellery are are said to symbolise purity and innocence. They are also said to 'take away the brides tears' ensuring she had a happy and tear-free wedded life.
Traditionally pearls are given to the bride either as a gift from her father or the groom, sometimes having been handed down through the generations.
Today many brides today also give their bridesmaids gifts of pearl pendants, earrings or bracelets and so the association and tradition of pearls and weddings continues!