I was delighted to speak with Charlie Boyd for Porter Magazine on how our jewellery can influence our mood, reflect our identity and empower us every day!

“The jewellery we wear can be a strong signifier of many things beyond our personal tastes. Jewellery can speak to an individual’s wealth, social status, culture and more about their self-identity – therefore, people should definitely consider the meaning behind their jewellery choices, as it’s another way to allow them to embrace their most authentic self.”
“Studies have shown that people prefer objects that are displayed on a shiny surface than those placed on a matte one. Some evolutionary psychologists believe that our attraction to glossy or shiny objects stems from our innate need to seek out water as a valuable resource.”
“The more I became aware of the powerful symbolism of jewellery through my research, the deeper my relationship grew with my own collection.”

Please find the article in full here.

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Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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