Have you ever thought about the earrings, necklaces, bracelets… you are wearing? Or the reason why you wear them?
Maybe you think it is pretty, maybe it is a treasured heirloom, maybe it is a superstition thing, or it can signal your status - married, from a particular background, religious…
It doesn't matter (it does). The fact is we've been wearing jewellery for a long, long time, so we should pay more attention to why we wear it. Don’t you think so?
Ok, the first thing that might come to your mind is that a piece of jewellery can totally change the look; a statement necklace is an instant upgrade to the basic combo, white t-shirt and jeans. But still, this is just the first layer; we need to dig a bit deeper.
What about all the non-verbal communication that I mentioned in the beginning?
You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their accessories. Actually, I would go further and say you can tell much more about a person through their accessories than their clothes.
You might be thinking I am a bit bias making that statement; after all, I make jewellery. But I genuinely believe in that.
In a world that looks like everybody is wearing a uniform, it is through the jewellery we can show (or hide or create) a bit of our personality.
The type of jewellery we wear, the material we choose, the metal, the forms, when we wear them… What do we want to say? Who do we want to be?
Wearing a colourful, bold necklace, you may be seen as creative, extrovert… whereas wearing a single thin silver chain, you may be seen as minimalist.
Perhaps, someone that chooses classic gold earrings wants to show tradition; on the other hand, someone that prefers a piece of jewellery made from non-traditional material wants to say how original they are, and they follow their own mind. Anyway, you get the idea.
The important thing is there is no right or wrong or a single answer for any of this, and it shouldn’t be.
We should just be aware of what we choose to show off on our bodies and want to say with that.
So, what do you want to say with your jewellery? Leave your comments, I would love to hear from you.
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