From the beginning of time, people love jewellery. Be it natural rocks, shells or even bones; even the earliest man probably had to search for the perfect necklace for his partner! Thankfully, you don’t have to go to those extents to please your woman. All it takes is looking online or visiting the nearest bling shop, and you have a huge selection of jewellery options that inspire awe and double up as the perfect anniversary present.
No matter what the occasion be, jewellery is always the safest thing to buy as a present. Be it a timeless classic like solitaires or edgier, boho pieces, there's one (too many) perfect pieces for everyone. But what is it about jewellery that makes men and women crazy about them? Is it just a fashion statement, or is a deeper psychological side to it? Read on to find answers to all these questions about jewellery and the role in your life. Happy reading!
What are the Psychological Reasons for Your Love of Inspirational Jewellery?
Believe it or not, there’s more to your love for jewellery than meets the eye. That dainty three-tier necklace or your favourite pair of pearl studs that your nana gave you for graduation not only completes your look but also has a psychological reason why you love them so much. Here are some of the most common reasons why people of all ages seem to never get over their love for jewellery. Read on.
- Jewellery Satisfies Social Needs
According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, there are five types of wants or needs – biological, safety, social, self-esteem, and self-realisation. The need to wear jewellery falls in between social and self-esteem needs. There is a direct link between our need to belong in a group (or the society) and our desire for praise and recognition, with our love for necklaces!
Jewellery acts as a booster to your personality, helping you create a unique identity.
- Traditionally, Jewellery Symbolised Societal Status
The bigger the stone, the more influential your family – that's pretty much how the society was even a few decades back. While this may not be 100% accurate today (thanks to changing mindsets about status and easy availability of affordable yet regal jewellery), wearing jewellery still has a similar psychological impact on people.
Jewellery makes people feel beautiful and adds to their self-confidence.
- Jewellery has an Inherent Value that Increases Over Time
If so many people across generations are crazy about something, it surely has more than face value! And if something has value, people automatically want to possess it. The case of precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, etc., is pretty clear – these have a good resale value that makes them beloved jewellery pieces. However, even stones and other metals that don’t have much resale value hold an emotional value that is equally important to people.
Summing up, wearing jewellery is not only about acing that runway look. Even if you don’t realise it, there are deeper, more complex psychological reasons why you can’t stop buying or gifting jewellery items.
Now that you know how your bracelet makes you feel about yourself let's move on to the four reasons why jewellery is such an important part of your wardrobe.
- Adds the ‘Extra’ in Extraordinary Fashion Sense
No matter how much modern-day fashion varies, there’s always a special place for the right jewellery. Be it the humble (yet striking) pair of studs and a barely-there necklace or a statement boho-chic tasselled earring; you can never go wrong with jewellery! All you have to do is find out what suits your personality and pick up the right pieces. On-point jewellery has the power to transform a boring, everyday look into a trend in no time.
- Precious and Semi-Precious Metals and Stones are an Investment
Today's modern-day woman is all about striking the perfect balance between luxury and prudence. As more and more people turn to sustainable living, they are also re-evaluating their lifestyle choices. When it comes to jewellery, the latest trend of less is more is just the right way to strike this balance.
Precious metals and stones like gold, diamonds, sapphires, etc., are not just great fashion accessories; they are the perfect investment whose values will only increase with time. As long as you take care of your favourite statement pieces, you can be sure they'll serve you well (financially and otherwise) in the long run.
- The Right Earring Can Empower You and Make Heads Turn
So, here’s the thing about jewellery. Maybe you don’t notice the simple stud you wear to work every day, but the day you forget to put on a pair of earrings, it feels like something's missing! Much like your clothes, the right jewellery can make you feel good from within. It does not just add to your overall look; it is often the one thing that helps you stand out in a room.
Depending on your mood or the occasion, jewellery can make you go from the girl-next-door to the boss lady in no time! So, be it a vintage choker or the quintessential pearl drop necklace, your look is incomplete without that bling! Maybe this is why even Cleopatra never went out without her statement headgear or chokers!
- Every Jewellery Piece has its Own Story to Tell
Have you ever wondered why vintage jewellery is such a hot property? Well, every piece of jewellery has a personality and stores memories of good times. Sometimes the sentimental value of jewellery is much more than the financial value. So, hold on to your nana's wedding broach. It is not just a statement piece; it is a testament to her love for you!
"Less is more!" These words are apt for a lot of things in life, especially in today's world, where simplicity goes a long way. And this is no different for jewellery. While modern jewellery may be a far cry from the statement pieces of yesteryears, it is still an important part of a woman's wardrobe. Something that you simply cannot ignore.