January’s Small Celebrations and the Jewels to Wear for Them

Need something to get you through the cold, slow month of January? A good friend of mine sent me an article listing celebrations for each day of the month—everything from Bubble Bath Day to Dress Your Pet Day—and I thought, How fun would that be? So we did some research and found something for you to celebrate every day for the remainder of January. Want a great way to begin 2013? Rejoice in the little things. And don’t forget the jewelry, of course.

Jan. 4: Trivia Day

Rahaminov diamond halo pendant

Rahaminov diamond halo pendant

Be sure to wear something sparkly to distract the other contestants in the trivia contest. You got this!


Jan. 5: National Bird Day

Oliver Weber Birdy ring

Show some love to our feathered friends with Oliver Weber’s Birdy ring.


Jan. 6: Cuddle Up Day

Sterling Forest teddy bear bypass bangle

Sterling Forest teddy bear bypass bangle

Baby, it’s cold outside, so snuggle up to someone (or something) special. What’s cuddlier than a teddy bear? 


Jan. 7: Old Rock Day

Margery Hirschey bezel-set diamond ring

Margery Hirschey bezel-set diamond ring

It’s the day to appreciate old rocks and fossils. Diamonds count, right?


Jan. 8: Bubble Bath Day

Arzy Company zigzag bubble earrings

Arzy Company Zigzag Bubble earrings

It’s the greatest day of the year. Celebrate with some bubbly and wear your effervescent-style jewels.


Jan. 9: Balloon Ascension Day

Legere balloon brooch

Legere agate balloon brooch

I’m not sure how many of us are going to go out in hot air balloons, but we can certainly sport them on our necks or lapels.


Jan. 10: Houseplant Appreciation Day

Kit Heath sterling cuff bracelet

Kit Heath sterling leaf cuff

I’ve never had any luck with houseplants, but I’m guessing you show your appreciation by watering them? I’d settle for wearing jewels with a leafy motif.


Jan. 11: Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Deakin and Francis welly cufflinks

Deakin & Francis Wellies cufflinks

One of my favorite things to do. Grab your rain boots!


Jan. 12: National Pharmacist Day

Royi Sal apple charm

Royi Sal apple charm

It’s flu season, so chances are your local pharmacy is buzzing. Thank your pharmacist by staying healthy: An apple a day keeps the doctor away!


Jan. 13: Make Your Dream Come True Day

Nina Nguyen Bedford druzy ring

Nina Nguyen Bedford druzy ring

All you need is faith, trust, and a little…sparkle. I’m pretty sure Peter Pan said something along those lines. Now get out there and make something happen!


Jan. 14: Dress Up Your Pet Day

Zinzi pearl necklace

Zinzi pearl necklace

What cat or dog wouldn’t look good in pearls? Exhibit A.


Jan. 15: National Hat Day

Jye Luxury diamond flower brooch

Jye Luxury diamond flower brooch

Want to make your hat stand out from the rest? Adorn it with a brooch!


Jan. 16: Appreciate a Dragon Day

Rotenier dragon cufflinks

Rotenier dragon cufflinks

The best way I can think to show your appreciation for dragons is to wear one. And watch How to Train Your Dragon, because it’s a good movie.


Jan. 17: Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day

Canadia Diamonds stud earrings

Canadia Diamonds stud earrings

Made it this far? Impressive. While I have no plans to ditch my resolutions, I do think everyone deserves one day to be footloose and fancy-free. And by that I mean shop for diamonds.


Jan. 18: Winnie the Pooh Day

Chamilia blue Disney bracelet

Chamilia blue Disney bracelet

Today is the day that Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne was born. Celebrate by adorning everyone’s favorite silly old bear.


Jan. 19: National Popcorn Day

AandZ Pearls Tin Cup necklace

A&Z Pearls Tin Cup necklace

Wear your pearls to the movie theater; just keep them away from the buttery popcorn.


Jan. 20: Inauguration Day

Oscar Heyman flag brooch

Oscar Heyman American flag brooch

Although the public ceremony will take place on Jan. 21 this year, the official Inauguration Day is Jan. 20. Show your pride with this flag brooch from Oscar Heyman.


Jan. 21: National Hugging Day

Silver Stars Collection peace and love necklace

Silver Stars Collection peace and love necklace

It’s also Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Give a gift of jewelry for either celebration, get a hug. Win-win!


Jan. 22: Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

Shah Diamonds cat pendant

Shah Diamonds cat pendant

I’m not exactly sure what this one means. I like cats, I have two, and I’d be happy to answer any questions they may have. Maybe they’d be more talkative if I wore some cat jewelry?


Jan. 23: National Handwriting Day

Heather Moore custom handwriting tag

It’s rare that anyone writes letters anymore. But with Heather Moore’s custom ID tag, handwriting can be preserved forever.


Jan. 24: National Compliment Day

Allia large cluster drop earrings

Allia large cluster earrings

Everyone deserves to be showered with compliments every day. Small praises are enough to make someone’s day. A foolproof way to get them? Show-stopping jewelry.


Jan. 25: Opposite Day

Gottlieb and Sons circle and square earring jackets

Gottlieb & Sons circle and square earring jackets

I will not purchase any more jewelry for myself this month.


Jan. 26:  Spouse’s Day

Tateossian limited edition cufflinks

Tateossian limited edition meteorite cufflinks

Remembering to appreciate your spouse—daily—is important. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have an excuse to show them how much you value them once in a while.


Jan. 27: Chocolate Cake Day  

Le Vian Chocolate Diamond Ring

I think Le Vian’s Chocolate Diamonds would pair nicely with a rich molten lava cake, don’t you?


Jan. 28: Fun at Work Day

Steven Douglas Company frog pendant

Every day here is fun at work day. Still, if you need a little boost, this pendant from Steven Douglas might do the trick. How could you not have fun wearing this playful frog?


Jan. 29: National Puzzle Day

Rotenier jigsaw puzzle cufflinks

Rotenier puzzle pieces cufflinks

Get the ol’ brain working with a good old-fashioned jigsaw puzzle. I bet you’ve forgotten how fun they can be.


Jan. 30: National Croissant Day

Sethi Couture Eiffel earrings

Vive la France! Indulge your inner Parisian with a tasty croissant while wearing these Eiffel Tower–esque earrings from Sethi Couture


Jan. 31: Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Michou filigree cuff bracelet

A visit to an art museum can be an adventure, with so much to see and admire. Display some art of your own with a piece from Michou, which calls its jewelry “art to wear.”

Whew! You made it through the month of January! I hope you enjoyed celebrating life’s little pleasures with some sparkle.

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