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Pearls aren’t just for your grandma anymore! They can be worn in a timeless style statement for anyone of any age. In fact, each individual pearl is not only beautiful in its own right, but it also comes along with an incredible backstory – just like National Wear Your Pearls Day does. 

History of National Wear Your Pearls Day

National Wear Your Pearls Day has a fun history that can be traced back to 2015 when it was started by founder DeAnna Bookert-Heard. As a best-selling author and motivational speaker, Bookert-Heard has told her story of difficulty, pain and depression that led her to establish this day as a way to encourage others. Bookert-Heard, herself, wears pearls as an intentional reminder that she has value and purpose, and she hopes that others will too.

Because the pearl has a history that includes a grain of sand starting out as an irritant for an oyster, it’s a lovely reminder that adversity in life can often produce something beautiful over time. Rather than saving them for a special occasion, the idea for National Wear Your Pearls Day is that anyone can pull out their pearls to feel special – on this day or really any day of the year!

Those who love jewelry may also want to participate in the celebration of National Jewel Day that takes place in March. 

How to Celebrate National Wear Your Pearls Day

The idea of this day is a delightful one that is meant to bring joy and beauty to anyone’s life! Check out some of these ideas for celebrating and enjoying National Wear Your Pearls Day:

Wear Your Pearls

Of course, the first thing to do on this day is to pull those pearls out of the bottom of the jewelry box and put them on! These types of fancier jewelry often get saved for a special occasion, but it’s better if they can be worn rather than staying hidden in a box. And this small act of wearing pearls, whether real or simulated, is representative of the larger idea that every person has authentic beauty and value that should be placed on display rather than hidden!

Get Those Pearls Re-strung

Some people may have a string of pearls that have been passed down from their mother, grandmother or some other woman along the family lines. What people don’t realize is that pearls need to be taken care of and maintained in order to keep their beauty and luster. One way to start is by wearing them more often, and remembering to wipe them clean after each time they are worn.

Not only that, but the strings that pearls are on can degrade over time, so it is important to have them restrung every few years. Otherwise, the string could break during wear, causing them to become unstrung and perhaps even lost! National Wear Your Pearls Day is a great time to act as a reminder to take care of those beautiful pearls.

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