Pearls – The (Not So) New Symbol of Female Empowerment

Did you ever wonder about the recipe of success for some of the most influential women in politics? There’s a profound courage and confidence that exudes even in the way they present themselves. From the likes of Hillary Clinton to Kamala Harris of more recent times, these suit-clad powerhouses have been giving major style inspirations and empowering women in every sect of life. Just ask world-renowned pearl whole saler and distributer The Pearl Source. 

In honor of Women’s History Month, the company launched a curated collection of power pearls that draws inspiration from some of the most iconic women who never fail to influence others, be it with the work they do or style they radiate. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Dress for Success, which is a philanthropic organization helping women attain financial independence by providing development tools, support network and professional attire. 

The Pearl Source is one of the biggest online retailers and distributors of Freshwater, Akoya, Tahitian and South Sea pearls worldwide. It is also a leading member of Jewelers of America and holds a decade long experience in making women happy with exquisite line-up of pearls. The Power Pearls collection will pay homage to some of the most symbolic divas who have empowered other ladies in the field of politics, culture and many more. And the first collection begins with the truly inspirational Vice President of United States of America. You can avail this magnificent collection throughout the month of March following which a brand-new curation shall be announced.

Kamala Harris made record as the very first black vice president of the United States belonging to South Asian lineage. At the 59th inaugural ceremony, she hogged the limelight in a purple dress and matching coat which was accessorized to perfection by a Wilfredo Rosado pearl neckpiece. This striking piece of jewelery was specially made for Kamala Harris as a tribute to this momentous occasion. It featured a gold chain linking 12 South Sea pearls and 11 diamond brilliants wherein each segment holds a special significance. While diamonds hiked up the glamor quotient of the occasion, pearls stood as a symbol of resilience and femininity and the gold chain symbolized strength. 

The pearls also held a special significance for madam Vice President as it paid reverence to her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority which is the foremost African-American sorority in US. Founders of this sorority are commonly referred to as the ‘Twenty Pearls.’ If you have been following the various appearances of the US Vice President till date, then you must have understood her special affinity towards pearls which have been her constant ally at important occasions ranging from her graduation days.

The collection launch by The Pearl Source marks the onset of International Women’s Day which is celebrated on the 8th of March and the Women’s History Month. This year, #ChooseToChallenge is the inspiration for Women’s Day based on the belief that you can only change the world by challenging its old practices and alerting the masses about how things should actually be. Pearls have served as a sign of resilience, beauty, female empowerment and career mobility. 

According to Leon Rbibo, the president of The Pearl Source, Power Pearls strives to draw awareness towards the powerful female figures who have inspired other ladies to break out of societal shackles. However, their contribution often fails to find the limelight amidst all the gender bias which plagues our society. The Power Pearls collection strives to end this differential treatment so that women achievers in the fields of politics, business and even sports can get what they deserve. 

Pearls have historically been linked to women’s empowerment across the globe. Very recently celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hanks wore vintage pearl pins on the red carpet for showing their support towards the women’s rights movement. As Kamala Harris took her vows on Inauguration Day, countless women across the globe wore pearls in solidarity and as a symbol of sisterhood. Various Facebook groups were also created for garnering more support towards this cause and create history as women of diverse origins came together to celebrate the 49th Vice President of USA. 


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