Jewelry, like actions, can speak louder than words. And I think that’s why some pieces become staples to women and men’s wardrobes. I think it’s fun to discover the meaning of why people chose to adorn themselves the way they do- so of course I start with my friends and myself.
My friend Lauren, on the left, is wearing a bold, large, bright and colorful necklace by a local female artist she admires. Funny how that says so much about what she finds important and what kind of energy she exudes from the inside to the outside. On the right, another friend wears a completely different style that can also tell me some things. A more industrial piece with earthy tones and a found object hanging simply from the chain tells me she prefers urban aesthetics and finds meaning in objects others might overlook. And a couple of pieces of my own, in the middle, shows 2 different sides of me: the top shows my love for feminine elegance (I got from my mom’s side) while the bottom shows I also have a fun, colorful side that appreciates strong women and also elements of pop culture.
So what does your jewelry say about you?
After doing some research, I came up with a fun list of what symbols and some jewelry elements might mean for you (feel free to add your own!):
Hoop earrings and circle necklaces: The open circle insinuates that you are open to new things since a circle itself is open by its very design (maybe a flirty personality?). As with large hoop earrings, sporting a circle necklace lets others know that you have an eye on current fashion trends and can appreciate attention to detail.
Pearls: Conveys a message of elegance and style. Like the jewelry that you wear, you are letting others know that you believe in honoring the classics.
Bling: A bold, shiny piece says that you are a bold person who doesn’t lack in confidence. If you have a strong will and are not afraid to be noticed, a knuckle-to-knuckle design or a ring with a lot of sparkle would be an awesome choice for you.
Vintage pieces: Shows your feminine side; and you may also tend to be sentimental- maybe the piece was your grandmother’s?
Fabric jewelry: You’re probably funky and modern- a person who also appreciate handmade crafts. One of my favorite books, Leather Jewelry, (authored by my friend and co-worker Nathalie Mornu!) shows how to make some cool, funky pieces.
To flatter your shape: Large bracelet or a group of smaller ones will draw attention to your wrist, while a necklace will draw attention to your face. A layered look in necklaces (multi-strand or several necklaces worn together) may help to disguise imperfections as the eye is drawn toward your jewelry and not your figure flaws.
What are your favorite jewelry pieces? Why? What do your choices say about you?
Comment! I’d love to hear about different personal styles!