Jewellery isn’t just decoration around your neck, on your fingers or dangling from your ears. It’s so much more than that. Think about it; jewellery is given as a gift for Birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers Days, Fathers Days, Christmas and leaving presents. Not only does it make a great gift, but what about what it represents? It can be a sign of friendships and love; some people never take their jewellery off, others save pieces only for special occasions and others swap and change their jewellery each day depending on how they feel, where they are going and what they are wearing. Wearing jewellery is said to be the earliest form of artistic self-expression attributed to humans as it was initially made and worn to make whoever was wearing it stand out from the crowd, in fact, it is said that humans wore jewellery even before they wore clothes as they would put vines and flowers in their hair.
Then, as things often do, jewellery became a sign of wealth as people would wear stones and materials which would show their wealth and status and realistically the same could be said for today, think of the queen with her crown jewels or the A-list and their diamonds they hire for awards. It is more important than that though, and to a lot of people jewellery means something to them, they might have got it from someone special or from somewhere special, it might remind them of a time or a place, it could be passed down in their family. Then there is also the stones which represent months and star signs, and there are gems and crystals which are said to be able to cure or ward off illness. Jewellery us so much more than a decoration and here’s why we love it so much:
There’s So Much Choice
Whether you’re going to a funeral, an awards ceremony or just for a coffee, there is something suitable for every occasion and in that there are so many different pieces of jewellery to choose from. Necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and anklets, each have several options within them, from the simplest of chains in silver or gold, or plated to an elaborate diamond necklace. There’s so many different materials, different stones, various gems, different colours, different designs that you’ll always be able to find something you like and you’ll always be able to find something right for the occasion.
Jewellery Is The Cherry On Top
When you’ve put on a beautiful outfit, complete with shoes and bag, hair and makeup but there’s one thing missing – your jewellery. It’s not just the icing on the cake but the cherry on top. It completes the look, and without jewellery, many people say they feel naked, so it actually means more to them or feels like more than just the finishing touches. Whether it’s jeans and a T-shirt with a simple pair of studs or a ball gown with a diamond-encrusted choker, it doesn’t matter; the jewellery is equally as important to any outfit.
Jewellery Represents You
Some people are well known for wearing big earrings or loads of rings. It’s a part of them and a part of their personality. Jewellery can show people what your style is and who you are. Some people have a signature look and as mentioned before some people never take their jewellery off, meaning that it is there with you for every moment of your life.
Jewellery Is A Symbol
It can be a symbol of whatever you want it to be, but as jewellery is often given as a gift for an occasion, it can symbolise some of the most essential parts of your life. It is no consequence that for marriage – one of the most important things you can do in your life, you have wedding and engagement rings as a symbol of your love and commitment, and even for these critical moments, there is no one type or design which you have to have. You can have whatever you want so that it can be an accurate representation and symbol of you. Take a look at these unique engagement rings, for example, and you’ll see the choice is endless.
Jewellery Is Everlasting
Jewellery can never really be broken. Even if you have to have your rings cut off after an accident or a stone falls out, you can always get it fixed or even remade. An heirloom that you’re not so keen on but love the sentiment can be made from a ring into a necklace or vice versa. A broken clasp can be replaced. There is usually something a jeweller can do for you, so if you have broken something or there’s a piece that doesn’t quite suit you then you can take it to an expert, and there will usually be an option.
Jewellery Is Customizable
You could draw your own design and take it into a jeweller to be made up, or you could see something you like but perhaps you like the stone but not the band or the shape, so this can be changed to suit precisely what you want. You can renovate a piece of old family jewellery, or get a piece of jewellery engraved and make it uniquely yours.
Jewellery Means Something
It not only represents special occasions and special people, but each piece of jewellery means something to someone and tells a story. It could be where it was from, how or why it was purchased, who has owned it and who has worn it. It is far more than just a decoration, it tells a tale, or if it’s brand new, then it’s just the start of an original story.
Jewellery Is Universal
Jewellery is known and worn and understood all over the world. It doesn’t require you to speak a specific language or have a particular look; jewellery is what it is. It might have different meanings in different countries, but that is the beauty of it.