Recently I was asked the question “Why do we wear jewellery?”
As someone who wears jewellery every day I have always chosen what I wear for many reasons – to enhance an outfit and to make me feel special, to provoke a memory or thought.
But I also appreciate that there is a time for large chunky, fun pieces worn just for the hell of it.
When I attended a Girls Night In event at Fabulous recently, I had an insight into how this question influences not only what brands they stock, but what message the jewellery is conveying.
Owner Jo Stroud, believes that we wear jewellery for 5 reasons. She believes jewellery is personal and portable, precious, permanent and there to prompt us.
As well as understanding why women wear and buy jewellery, Fabulous emphasises that it can also be inspirational and holistic; with their collections aimed at enhancing mind, body and soul.
For your mind, think mindfulness.
Jewellery engraved with words or affirmations to promote positivity and inspire you – like Fabulous’s very own Mantra collection…
…or symbols, for example like Alex & Ani.
For body, think of the physical aspects of wearing a beautiful piece.
Think of the way it makes you feel, how the colours may enhance your mood and lift your soul.
The Take What You Need collection enables you to change your message and colours to suit your day.
And the Fervor Montréal is about having some fun with what you’re wearing.
Your soul is the essence of you.
It’s jewellery that describes you and promotes who you are. Think Thomas Sabo charm bracelets and Cherish lockets; anything that you can personalise so that it fits in with your beliefs.
Life’s journey is Fabulous’s own brand that represents the journey you have been on. The elliptical twists in the pieces show that our paths do not always run smoothly, but twist, turn and change direction.
Choose a piece that represents your life so far.
Is it off the beaten track; following your heart and the the road less travelled like a free spirit?
Or are you trying to find a way; using strength and determination to find a way through life’s obstacles?
Do you light the way; allowing others to follow, giving courage and hope and sharing love?
Maybe you’re a trailblazer; exploring new things and embracing the new adventure with excitement?
Whichever path you are walking, embrace it for all it has taught you so far.
I was blown away by the messages behind the collections. I love a good story – and if I feel connected to a brand or a piece of jewellery, then I’m more likely to choose it as something I wear regularly.
So, I challenge you to only wear pieces of jewellery that inspire you, remind you or simply make you feel fabulous.
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The Fabulous Collections Girls Night In event was open to the general public and I did not receive any reward for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and all photographs were taken by me unless otherwise stated.