For years and years my Mom kept the loose pearls in her jewelry box. Until finally she had them put on a necklace setting and gave them to my sister and me. I let the necklace hang in my jewelry armoire for a long time because I didn't wear gold jewelry. I know..so stupid.
I've broadened my fashion footprint over the last year or so and have added the necklace to my normal rotation. I usually wear either my Tiffany necklace or my pearl necklace. It's simple and classic and dainty enough not to get in the way. I love that no one can go into a jewelry store and buy the same necklace. I love that this is a piece of my childhood that I get to wear around with me every day.