Most people collect things, whether it’s action figures, books, paintings, or graphic novels. These collections don’t have to have any benefit other than being a source of comfort, pride, or accomplishment for the collector. However, jewellery is one thing you can collect that has certain benefits, all of which make you a better person in some way.
Jewellery can help renew how you feel about yourself
When you no longer feel like you’re good enough – like you’re too boring or plain, for example – even just a simple necklace or a fun pair of earrings can add something more to what you see in the mirror.
Whatever you pick to wear, jewellery can help you “fake it till you make it”, as the saying goes. That is, even if you aren’t feeling put together, jewellery can make you look like you are – and people will treat you accordingly. That in turn can help with the confidence boost you could need, until you finally feel more confident in yourself and. Feeling renewed and wanted can’t be far behind that.
Jewellery can empower you
If you love collecting jewellery for gifts and personal use, chances are you’ve bought something to celebrate an achievement, later adding it to your collection, or a loved one did the same. Feelings of accomplishment are attached to such pieces, so that when you wear them again – or even just see them – you’re reminded of how capable you are and how much you can accomplish.
So, if you’re struggling with something, seeing or wearing certain pieces can help you remember that sense of accomplishment along with the efforts you put in to reach that achievement. You’ll then be able to put in more effort to get over whatever obstacle is in your way and achieve this latest goal, whether it’s finding a job that pays better or starting a non-profit organisation that will benefit your community. The goal could even be something a little closer to home, such as finally tidying your house or scheduling repair work you’ve been putting off for a while.
Jewellery connects you to the past and to others
Speaking of reminders, any piece of jewellery can have a story attached to it, so that when you see or wear it, you think of that particular memory, however briefly. Whether it’s a necklace gifted to you by your now-deceased father, or a simple gold ring every woman in your family wears, the fact remains that the piece brings with it memories and emotions, a physical reminder of a bond you share with someone.
Of course, jewellery isn’t necessary to feel connected to someone, or to conjure up memories. However, there’s nothing wrong with having something physical to ground that memory or those emotions, especially if, in the end, you find ways to help others feel needed and wanted instead of undesirable, capable instead of useless, and connected instead of isolated.