Graceful Pearl Necklace in a Sacred Count of 54
Pearl necklace with 54 AA grade freshwater pearl gems. This number, like 108, it is considered sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism. 54 is half of 108. First and foremost, the number 108 holds meaning in Hinduism. The number 108 appears in sacred Sanskrit Vedas. There are 54 masculine qualities in Shiva, the Divine Masuline. There are 54 feminine qualities in Shakti, the Divine Feminine. Together these qualities combine to sum 108. The ancient texts mention 108 forms of meditation and 108 paths to God. There are 108 original doctrines in the Upanishads.
This pearl necklace is a princess length, around 17″, making it ideal to wear with a bridal gown with a scoop, square, off the neck, or strapless bridal gown. It sits just below the collar bones at an elegant length that is comfortable and suits a variety of styles. It is a prefect alternative to the opera length 108 mala necklaces offered in our bridal collection, for the bride who wants a style that is shorter, classic, and timeless. Significantly, this pearl necklace is also a wonderful addition to a standard classic wardrobe, allowing you to wear a sacred piece of jewelry with absolute discretion. Importantly, this necklace can be worn with a gown or a simple white button down shirt, for a statement piece of high quality jewelry that is also functional for meditation.
About Pearl Necklaces for Brides
Pearls are one of the most valued gems in the world. Before the 1900s, these gems were only found naturally, by opening thousands and thousands of oysters through diving. Now, freshwater pearls are more readily available. The historic rarity of pearls made them a signature piece of jewelry for special occasions and for a statement of refinement. The pearl teaches us to appreciate the beauty that emerges form the ebb and flow and life. It is a symbol of faith, innocence, and loyalty. The notion that pearls should be worn by brides, has its origin in Hinduism. The first historical reference to pearls as an appropriate piece of bridal jewelry is found in the tale where Krishna adorns his daughter in pearls on her wedding day.
When to Choose This Pearl Necklace?
We recommend this piece when the symbolism of purity of heart, loyalty, and devotion is desired in a sacred number count, but 108 beads is too long to suit your style. Finally, it is a prefect addition to your jewelry collection, if you are looking for a classic piece of jewelry that is also symbolically connected to your yoga or meditation practice.
Mantra for Working with Pearls
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
This mantra accepts the Divine order as pure and perfect. It is a mantra of faith and trust. In my mind, it is the mantra of eternal pure love, as it is a surrender to God. Moreover, it is the mantra of the true self, the soul and a devotion to its journey in this lifetime and reminds that you are not body or mind but that you are spiritual being, eternal in your nature. Finally, my favorite version of this mantra is a recording by Deva Premal and Miten.
Number of Mala Beads: 54
Meditation Marker Beads: none
Size of Mala Beads: 8 mm
Length: 17″ chain length (total length, sits just below the collar bones)
Full Width: 0.8″
Gemstones: Cultured Freshwater Pearls
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Product ID: 200820181
Also, each piece comes with a soft cloth jewelry pouch to protect your jewelry from abrasive objects of a pearl storage quality. Pearl property note card is included.
Care for Pearls
Use pearls in japa meditation on special occasions. This piece is in a 54 count, so for meditation, you should do two repetitions to reach a count of 108. Pearls require extra care to maintain their quality and luster over time. In addition, you should always store your pearl mala in the pearl mala bag provided with your purchase. Never store your pearls in plastic. Also, you should also take care not to submerge your pearls in water and follow the last item on, first item off rule, avoiding contact with perfumes.
Finally, please contact us if you have any questions.