August 21, 2023 03 Reasons Jewelry Makes us Better Humans

03 Reasons Jewelry Makes us Better Humans

My dad likes to joke that all women have a disease called jewelry. (He also freely admits he has a disease called boating, but that’s another story.) I’d argue women have a jewelry REMEDY.

I think he believes anything that involves regularly collecting items and/or spending money is a disease – implying something negative. In all reality, I think these acts can be restorative (and I know my dad would agree in terms of boating). The proper term should be remedy. Jewelry is the antidote, not the disease.

Jewelry and objects have the power to heal and connect.

Now, don’t get me wrong… first and foremost I believe we all have the ability to feel empowered and loveable and connected simply by being and breathing. By getting grounded within ourselves and recognizing how we are connected to all things through our essence and spirit is enough. No material object can replace inner peace, real love, and connection. But I do believe physical objects have the power to transplant us and remind us of that inner contentment, as well as loved ones and experiences.

Jewelry is a physical reminder of people and experiences.

1. Jewelry transports us to other memories.
Jewelry Gift Idea #1 = A custom piece that conjures memories of an experience you’ve had together or place you love.
A gift given reminds us of the giver. When we have a special piece of jewelry given to us by someone we love, every time we wear it, or even see it among our things, we think of that person. We are reminded of the moment we received the piece, what was said, how we felt – all the love and closeness between the two of us floods back.

Jewelry doesn’t replace the love of course, but it’s a strong physical reminder of that connection.

When we feel adored, we naturally want to reciprocate so everyone feels loved.

John asked me to make this amethyst pendant for his wife, Katia to celebrate the birth of their first child. To them, this necklace tells a story of love and connection. Read more about the inspiration and design process behind this piece here.

2. Jewelry connects us to other people and conjures up love and support.
Jewelry Gift Idea #2 = Rings that will remind her of love (not just for weddings!)
Perhaps you have a class ring that symbolizes your connection to classmates and your alma mater?

I didn’t get a class ring, but the women in my family all wear the same simple ring on our pinky finger. It’s a little love knot my mom has given us to remind us of our family connections and the love that will always be there no matter what. Every time I fiddle with my ring, I think of my mom, my sisters, my sis-in-laws, and nieces. It’s surprisingly profound that one little piece of gold can summon so much love and support many times each day.

When we feel supported, we are able to take risks to improve life (for us and others) and trust the world will provide.

Wedding rings are a prime example of how jewelry connects us to love and support. This set was made for Lisa and Mike. Inspired by the Protea plant in South Africa, they remind this couple of each other as well as their connection to origins through his birth country’s national flower.

3. Jewelry makes us feel renewed and desirable.
Jewelry Gift Idea #3 = Pretty earrings just for fun
Sometimes we women just feel ugly. Or fat. Or unappealing in other ways. Or simply tired or bored with our look.

Jewelry (and shoes!) have the power to make us feel pretty again. When saying affirmations into the mirror isn’t working, feeling put together on the outside can often give us the little boost we need to feel better on the inside.

It’s a fake it till you make it mentality – a little something to give us a confidence lift can help us reconnect to our inner badass.

When we feel good and more confident we channel that out to everyone around us, making everyone’s day better.
Instead of letting a blah day make us feel frumpy or unattractive, adding the right bling can make us feel sexy and beautiful. After all, those earrings will always fit, even if we’re bloated!

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