There are some people who wouldn’t be caught dead wearing any kind of ornament on them. Jewellery is anathema to them; the lustre just doesn’t appeal. However, jewellery isn’t just meant to be worn for adornment. In fact, if worn properly, it can serve a myriad of other functions as well. Here are some reasons for wearing jewellery other than just for decoration.
To Pull Focus
Think about a statement necklace or statement earrings; they are called that precisely because their function is to pull focus and make a statement. A bright, multi coloured panelled necklace on a plain black dress; large peacock feather earrings with a dark blue evening gown; or large and heavily ornamental silver cufflinks with all black suit can look very arresting and this is often used by individuals to force others to look deliberately at something, and away from something else. For instance, if you have a prominent tattoo on your forearm but don’t want people staring during a gala, a statement necklace, earrings or even a bracelet Hong Kong can help dim the spotlight on it.
While less so in previous years, there has recently been a boom in jewellery that serves a purpose. A twist on the classic is that earlier, people would buy watches online Hong Kong to tell the time but now look for ornamental ones to serve as jewellery while also having the added benefit of being able to tell the tie (after all, the mobile phone has made the watch redundant in many ways). Other pieces include necklaces with long, thin pendants that can be used to pick a lock, file nails or something else, earrings that can also double as hair pins, and chains that serve as binders. If you don’t want to invest in something too high end, buy a vintage locket which can easily hold your daily dose or a picture of a loved one.
Another new phenomenon is the easy availability of jewellery from movies, stories and other fandoms. Companies across the internet make a quick buck making and reproducing jewellery mentioned in famous books or worn by actors and actresses in movies. Rings, earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, brooches and even ties have become trademarked for their distinctive patterns and design. These are immensely popular with the younger generations and millennials in particular sport any and all fandom inspired jewellery as a way to signal to fellow fans their loyalty.
So if jewellery is not your thing, try looking at it from a different angle and wear it not for decoration but to support a cause or for its functionality.