Throughout history, pearls have been used in a variety of ways. In ancient Egypt, ground pearls were used to counteract poison in food, in China they were thought to be the saliva of dragons and worn to protect against fire.
Pearls have been the traditional birthstone for June and are associated with the Third Eye Chakra, the Zodiac signs of Gemini and Cancer, the element of Water, and the Moon. They also have an affiliation with the Divine Feminine.
Pearls have been associated with purity, innocence, faith and charity. It is said that pearls enhance sincerity, loyalty and calm.
In healing, they are used to assist with the digestive system, bloating and gallbladder issues, hypertension, headaches, exhaustion, fertility and easing childbirth.