Pearls and Feng Shui

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Pearl jewelry might work better for some people, but to say that wearing pearl jewelry is bad feng shui is just not accurate. When it comes to jewelry, it is more about the match between a person's energy and the energy of pearls rather than a general statement about the good or bad feng shui nature of specific jewelry.

There are many people whose energy will not benefit from wearing pearls, or it can even get weaker; and then there are people whose energy gets nourished and balanced by pearls. This applies only to natural pearls, because plastic imitations, no matter how well done, will have none of the real pearls properties.

Let's look at two factors: the energy of pearls and how to find out if pearl jewelry is good for you.

Essence of Pearls

Water, purity, fluid motion, and rare beauty are just some of the energy attributes of pearls. Subtle nourishment, flow, and flexibility are qualities also found in pearls. There are certainly differences between freshwater and saltwater pearls, but their essence is similar. When it comes to wild pearls, the energy is different—much more potent and unique.

Even though the highest priced, ideal pearls are the wild, perfectly round ones, any shape of natural pearls reveals their beauty. Pearls also come in many colors—from shimmering white to mysterious black.

Created in the soft tissue of a shelled mollusk, a pearl is made mostly of calcium carbonate, which explains why some feng shui consultants and healers recommended wearing pearls as a subtle calcium supplementation for the body.

Pearls and Feng Shui Jewelry

When choosing any piece of jewelry, feng shui-wise, look at what a specific jewelry choice can do for your personal energy. Just like in a good feng shui house every piece of decor has a purpose of being there, the same applies to good feng shui jewelry.

It is also helpful to understand that the true origins of jewelry are sort of medicinal. Ancient people chose specific stones, crystals, and metals for their energy properties.

First, you have to know yourself well, where you are right now, how do you feel, what sort of energy can be nourishing to you, and then you look into the vast choices of the mineral kingdom to find your best match. Knowing your feng shui birth element can help, as it gives you an idea of best energy for you in terms of colors and shapes.

Another, much easier way, is to trust your intuition and make a choice based on a strong attraction or connection you might feel with a particular crystal or stone.

Generally, pearls are excellent for people who need more water element energy, as well as for those who have a very fiery temperament and need more balance/ cooling down energy. Pearls are an excellent choice for women, especially young woman. The energy of pearls helps one align with a soft, feminine and very precious energy, a yin quality of energy that can also be powerful.

Pearls might not be a good choice for people who lack energy, vitality, or who go through a low energy period in their life. In this case, carnelian or hematite are much better choices.