Wedding Unity Candle Pearls
Circle of Pearls on a white unity candle.
Unity candle size: 9″H
The meaning of Pearl gemstone
The pearl is the ancient known gem, and for many centuries it was considered the most cherished. Unlike all gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature – oysters and mollusks.
There is much history and custom about the pearl. In fact so much history accompanies this stone that five months claim it as a birthstone – February, April, June (traditional), July and November.
The pearl is an astral stone for the signs Gemini and Cancer, and astrologers link it to the moon. It was said in some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. Pearls have been called the ‘teardrops of the moon’. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.
Over time, the pearl has become the symbol of pureness and innocence and it is often sewn onto bridal gowns or worn as a jewelry by the bride.
What is the role of the unity candle in the wedding ceremony?
During the wedding ceremony in many cases as a part of the ceremony the couple will light the unity candle. This is a ceremony where the bride & groom each use a taper candle (beforehand lit by the mothers) to light the center pillar candle together. The new flame symbolizes their unity as a couple. This process often includes three candles – one pillar (the unity candle) and two taper candles. To make the ceremony easier to manage and to display it all in a beautiful way to the guests, a unity candle stand is often used. Unity candle stands come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and finishes. Materials that stands are made from include metal plated in silver or brass, glass which can be engraved, as well as other materials such as molded resin.
If you would like to gift a unity candle stands to someone, you may consider gifting them the actual unity candle set as well to ensure the items match. Another thing to consider when gifting any wedding item is that it coordinates with their wedding theme and personal tastes.