Rock Hard Designs specializes in feel good jewelry

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 08:29 AM.

Have you ever bought something because it was your style, only to later be wearing it and realize it serves you no purpose?

Jewelry is the most intimate of art forms because we wear it. So, why would you wear something that doesn’t empower you? As humans, we naturally feel good when we look good, and look good when we feel good. If you agree, then you likely consider the way what you wear can hold you back in life or propel you toward your goals. Staying focused to achieve our goals with today’s bombardment of information can be difficult, but it is possible to do so with style.

Whether it is a spur-of-the-moment or well-planned purchase, consider the following:

•Think about the thoughts and feelings of the person that created it. Where was it made? Is it handcrafted right here in the United States by someone that loves what they do, or stamped out in mass in a China factory with limited labor rights?

•What is the sentimental value you place on it? Does it symbolize something for you?

•What legacy are you leaving by buying this? What will this piece of jewelry mean a year from now? 100 years from now?

•Are the stones and metals ethically sourced? Connect with a jeweler that has the same standards you do and you can be sure to find that their trusted suppliers share the same high standards. Ask for 100 percent recycled silver, gold, or platinum. Ask if your jeweler knows who mines the stones they’re selling.

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