New World Symposium

It Starts With Us

Posted by Chikita Mann, MSN, RN, CCM on 01/23/2019 - 2:04 PM

Did you know that pearls are only created when an oyster becomes irritated?

When I first embarked on the adventure of being CCMC’s 2019 New World Symposium Taskforce Chair, I happened to see a quote that said "No grit, no pearl." For some reason, this quote continued to resonate with me, so I decided to do a little digging into how pearls are formed.

What stood out to me most is the fact that a pearl is only created when an oyster becomes irritated. The oyster uses something adverse and irritating to create an item of unique value.