Jewelry as symbol

I am blessed. I know why I do what I do.

Jewelry is an art form. It’s characteristics include line, form, light, movement, and my personal favorite: interaction with the body. Because we wear it on our bodies, I would argue this makes jewelry the most intimate art form.

But, why? Why do we wear it on our bodies?

Because often it means something. Throughout history, jewelry has been a symbol of a marriage, or a belief, or a love. We wear rings to signify our commitment, pendants to exhibit our beliefs, and even tiaras to commemorate our celebrations. Sometimes jewelry is simply a way to add color to our being – that large red ring on my finger makes me happy as it bounces around on my typing hand. Either way, jewelry nurtures our spirits and documents our journeys. After I’m gone, my relic jewelry will remain and the story will continue to be told.

Do you have a story of Jewelry As Symbol? Please share it with us! (Just leave as comment below.)




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sandy August 28, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Hi Ginger,
You continue to amaze me, with your boundless energy and your creative spirit. Good luck with this latest venture!

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