In general, pearls symbolize innocence, love, perfection and purity. Gold and black pearls are symbolic of wealth and prosperity. Fresh water pearls are thought to help open the heart to receiving love and to encourage self-love.
White pearls are symbolic of faith, a pure heart, innocence and a pure mind. These pearls are especially attractive to individuals with a water zodiac sign. Medically, they are thought to balance emotions and relieve stress. Other medicinal beliefs attached to pearls are that they help alleviate headaches, reduce allergies, aide in the balancing of hormones, alleviate stomach aches, heal colds and treat bronchitis and lung infections.