Using Jewelry in our Self Development Process
At the center of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the most
successful trilogy and story of all time, there lays a Ring of
Power, a wizard's ring that was made in a unique way and that is
inscribed with magical words. This is a common example, from the
fantasy world that shows how jewelry is viewed as a tool that
holds immense power. Can a piece of jewelry have the power and the
ability to play a significant role in our day to day existence as
well? or is this merely a literary motive and nothing more?
Jewelry Just for Beauty?
The majority of jewelry marketed today falls under the category of
fashion and beauty. We buy jewelry that appeals to us and
that will make us feel that we look good. This type of jewelry is
used as adornment and as self-expression and sometimes as a symbol
of status (especially in the case of Luxury jewelry).
There is another type of jewelry that has developed greatly over
the past few years - jewelry that has attributes based on
Symbolism and the world of mysticism. People buy these type of
jewelry with special attributes because they connect to the
symbolism and the meaning behind them.
Jewelry as the key to the strength inside of us
The artist David Weitzman has an interesting view on that matter:
"The strength of the jewelry lays in the use that the wearer
puts it to. Just Recently, I was exposed to a great example for
that when an Italian couple visited me at my studio. They showed
me a film of an interview with Roberto Saviano, an Italian
author who was forced into hiding after he wrote a book against
the Italian Mafia. In the interview, Roberto showed the Ring of Courage
that I had created and explained that it serves as a constant
reminder to himself of who he really is. The ring gives him
courage by being a constant reminder to his selection to be
David goes on to say:
"My jewelry designs are keys meant to help people in their
self-development process. They help them find abundance, Unity,
self-balance, and happiness. When I give somebody a piece of my
jewelry, my goal is to give them freedom from the illusion of
troublesome thoughts, to help them achieve physical balance and
to give them the ability to look clearly at reality.
Positive focusing, Positive Psychology, NLP and Guided Imagery
David's approach combines a powerful trend in human thought that
ascribes our happiness and our wealth to the way in which we
think. Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of
psychology and has been in existence for less than 10 years.
Positive psychology suggests that positive focusing brings
far-reaching results that are more effective than those achieved
through negative focusing (focusing on what is wrong with us).
A good example would be when therapy diverts the discussion from
the examination of a problem to a discussion on goals and the
vision of whom we really want to be. In parallel with the
development of positive psychology, a variety of therapies and
treatments have evolved that implement the ideas behind positive
psychology. These include individual and group coaching, guided
imagery, NLP, the ideas contained in "The Secret" and many other
ideas. These ideas are all very successful in the advancement of
the individual towards a happier and fuller life.
Jewelry as a means for positive focusing
David Weitzman explains:
"When we wear something, we become aware of some underlying
idea. Every time we look in the mirror or at the ring on
our finger, that idea comes to the forefront. If an individual
wears the ring "I love therefore I am", they are making for
themselves and the world a statement that can bring about
wonderful and amazing changes in their feelings. The
statement becomes a pattern and the pattern becomes the way of
being. When our being is "I love
therefore I am", our behavior and, as a result, the
behavior of the world towards us will be personified by love."
A piece of jewelry can be something more than just a thing of
beauty, but something that will be with you day and night, week
after week and year after year and remind you of the things you
care about the most. Try to become one with the jewelry and turn
it into a tool that shows you the true power that you have within
About the Author
The jewelry artist David Weitzman combines ancient and sacred knowledge into a unique line of jewelry designed to bring people both beauty and inspiration. David's artwork harnesses the power of spiritual symbols and sacred geometry from around the world to bring those wearing this sacred jewelry happiness, vitality, excitement, and love.