13 Jewelry Pieces to Soothe Your 2020 Anxiety
This year has been stressful. The whole world is in a constant state of fear over COVID-19 and we are in the midst of quite possibly the most important presidential election of our lifetime. And to add another layer, we are approaching winter, potentially in isolation. If this year has brought you anxiety for the first time (*raises hand*) or increased your anxiety, we're right there with you. Like we said, it's been a lot. So, we'll take a break however we can get one, and some jewelry designers are right on our level with this rising trend: fidget jewelry.
Fidget jewelry, or antianxiety jewels, are like the fashionable fidget spinners we never knew we needed. Oftentimes when we're anxious or nervous, we resort to nail bitting, tapping, or worse, mindlessly scrolling social media.
In a year of chaos and so much time at home, fidget jewelry might be the perfect outlet for bored or nervous energy. We should mention that it's anecdotal and not entirely backed by science, but even a slight sense of relief or distraction could be self-soothing in a year that feels so out of control. Shop all our favorites ahead for that necessary relief.
Harry Potter Time Turner Spinner Charm Bangle
Harry Potter fans love this Harry Potter Time Turner Spinner Charm Bangle ($44) bracelet from Alex and Ani for the multiple charms you can add and play with.
Protection Talisman Suite Necklace 14K Yellow Gold and Black Diamond
Not only will this Protection Talisman Suite Necklace 14K Yellow Gold and Black Diamond ($650) keep your hands busy and worries at bay, but the talisman symbol is known to protect from harm's way.
Lucy Williams Gold Roman Arc Coin Necklace
This 18K gold-plated coin doesn't necessarily move, but the notion of moving your fingers over the textured ancient Italian iconographic coin on this Lucy Williams Gold Roman Arc Coin Necklace ($188) is just as soothing.
Pamela Love Rotating Scarab Ring
The scarab beetle featured on this Pamela Love Rotating Scarab Ring ($490) is from ancient Egypt and represents divine manifestation. So not only will you alleviate nerves while spinning, but according to scarab hieroglyph, you will manifest development and growth.
Prounis Single Rattle Keshi Pearl Ring
The weight, material, and smooth surface amke this this 22K Prounis Single Rattle Keshi Pearl Ring ($670) very grounding when worn. The most amazing thing about Prounis pieces is that the natural skin oils of each wearer will work to polish the metal over time, creating a luxurious shine.
Ursa Major Stone Locket
This Ursa Major Stone Locket ($480) is made of jade and pearl and is an incredible healing piece. When jade is struck, it emits a melodious sound resembling a loved one. It is the ultimate stone of peace and well-being — something we could all use more of in 2020.