Why pearl garnishes should be worn by virgins
Marble is an attribute of innocence. In ancient times it was often associated with similitude of the virgin Mary. For this very reason in Russia many icons with the reflection of Theotokos were arrayed by gems and that is exactly why pearl garnishes are often worn for weddings. British queen Elizabeth the first as is known never was married, thus all life long was clad in dresses, unseamed by this natural material. Besides, in ancient Persian books we can find the fact that divers, who were lucky to find gems, received the sacrament of the Lord. Those who were able to get it were considered as very decent people.