Swarovski Pearl Ring
Freshwater pearls take between 1 to 6 years to form, whereas saltwater pearls may take between 5 to 20 years. This is significant because this timeline parallels the life-cycle of many Army spouses. When Army spouses are ‘fresh’ (in the first 1 to 6 years), they handle these irritants with curiosity and adventure. They hold down the home while their soldiers are away at their first training exercise - it is exciting! After making pearls for 5 to 20 years, calling veteran Army spouses salty wouldn’t go well, so they are reverently called ‘seasoned’. Seasoned spouses take a career of unpredictable moves, countless separations, and anxiety-inducing unknowns and turn them into something beautiful.