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How Anxiety Jewelry Can Help Reduce Stress

Let’s face it, many people struggle with anxiety and stress daily. While there are a lot of different ways to manage these feelings, one tool that I have personally found helpful is anxiety jewelry. During moments of anxiety, I use my jewelry as a physical reminder to find calm and focus. It helps me reset and allows me to redirect my brain away from negativity.

Anxiety jewelry often incorporates elements that involve the senses like scent, texture, or vibration, or includes a meaningful symbol to help keep you grounded. There are many different types (some of which I’ll go through below) but the most important thing is that it helps interrupt the pattern of negative thinking before you have a chance to spiral.

The best part is that, to everyone else, anxiety jewelry looks like just another beautiful accessory, allowing you to discreetly manage your stress throughout the day.

In this post, I’ll discuss different types of jewelry for anxiety so you can choose the right tool to help you navigate the challenges of daily life with a sense of calm and peace.

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Effects of Stress

I’m sure we’re all aware that anxiety can have profound effects on the body, influencing both physical and mental health. But, until I started researching the effects of anxiety on the body, I didn’t realize how much it was affecting my daily life.

According to the Mayo Clinic, anxiety can lead to a range of complications such as headaches, muscle tension, chest pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.

Chronic stress can exacerbate these issues, leading to more severe health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and weakened immune function.

That certainly explains why I was constantly exhausted and catching a cold every other week. It took time and some inner work but I found some effective ways to manage these feelings.

By using anxiety jewelry and avoiding triggers (hello, 5th cup of coffee, I’m looking at you), I helped mitigate these negative impacts and improved my overall well-being.

Read on to learn more about how anxiety jewelry might help you.

What is Anxiety Jewelry?

These pieces are often crafted with special elements and materials that provide tactile stimulation or grounding effects, which can be soothing for those experiencing anxiety.

Common features include beads that can be rolled or twisted, smooth surfaces that can be rubbed, natural gemstones or symbols known for their calming properties, or essential oils for aromatherapy. The idea is to create a discreet and portable tool that allows individuals to engage in self-soothing behaviors in a subtle and stylish way.

The beauty of this type of accessory lies not only in its design but also in its functionality. More discreet and portable than other stress management tools (such as fidget toys, oil diffusers, etc.), anxiety jewelry allows you to integrate calming practices into your daily routine without drawing extra attention.

Benefits of Fidget Jewelry

Fidget jewelry is a subset of jewelry for anxiety, specifically designed to provide a way for individuals to engage in fidgeting behaviors that can help alleviate stress.

These pieces often incorporate moving parts, such as spinning bands on rings, rotating beads on bracelets, or pendants with tactile surfaces. The act of fidgeting with these items can serve as a grounding technique, helping to distract and calm the mind during stressful situations. By giving your hands something to do, fidget jewelry can help redirect nervous energy and reduce feelings of anxiety.

Fidgeting can be incredibly beneficial for managing anxiety for several reasons. First, it provides a physical outlet for nervous energy, which can prevent it from manifesting as more harmful behaviours like nail-biting or skin-picking. Engaging in repetitive motions can also have a soothing effect, similar to the way that repetitive sounds or actions can lull a person into a state of relaxation.

Additionally, fidgeting can improve focus and concentration by keeping the mind engaged and preventing it from wandering into anxious thoughts. If you are wearing a piece of fidget jewelry, you’ll always have a way of managing your anxiety wherever you go, allowing you to navigate stressful situations with greater ease and confidence.

Fidget Jewelry Examples

The Celestial Serpent Spinner Necklace is a great example of fidget jewelry. Worn on a long chain, you can hold it in your hand and feel the varied surface textures for a tactile experience.

The centre spins around, giving you something to play with during stressful situations. As an added bonus, the spinner acts as a coin flip oracle system to help you centre yourself and make decisions throughout the day.

Conquering carries a range of interchangeable ring bands and stones so you can mix and match a look that suits your style perfectly.

This ring offers multiple ways to fidget – by spinning the top around or by pushing it in and out of the mechanism with a satisfying click.

Aromatherapy Jewelry for Constant Calm

Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural plant extracts and essential oils to improve physical and emotional well-being. It has been used for centuries to treat various ailments, including anxiety.

Certain essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile, and bergamot, are known for their calming properties. When inhaled, these oils can interact with the brain’s limbic system, which controls emotions and stress levels. This interaction can help reduce feelings of anxiety, promote a sense of calm, and even improve mood.

By wearing essential oil jewelry, you can benefit from the soothing effects of aromatherapy throughout the day, helping you stay centered and focused in the face of any challenge.

Aromatherapy jewelry is another type of anxiety jewelry that combines the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy with the convenience of a wearable accessory.

These pieces typically feature small, absorbent materials like lava stones or wooden beads that can be infused with essential oils. The slow release of the essential oils throughout the day provides a constant, subtle scent that can help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Necklaces, bracelets, and earrings designed for essential oils allow wearers to carry the calming effects of aromatherapy wherever they go.

Aromatherapy Jewelry Examples

The Thyme Aromatherapy necklace features a botanical drawing of thyme and a lava bead to carry the scent of this essential oil with you all day long. 

Thyme embodies stillness, calm and tranquility. It is used to induce a relaxing night’s sleep, warding off nightmares as you slumber. The scent of burning thyme creates a state of active tranquility – lifting the spirits while calming the mind.

Symbolic Jewelry as a Mindfulness Tool

Symbolic jewelry can also serve as a powerful mindfulness tool to help manage stress and anxiety.

These pieces often feature symbols or designs that hold personal or cultural significance, such as runes, mandalas, or nature-inspired motifs. Wearing symbolic jewelry can provide a sense of connection to something greater than oneself, fostering a sense of peace and stability. By focusing on the meaning behind the symbols, you can ground yourself in the present moment, which is a core aspect of mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment with intention and without judgment. This practice can significantly reduce anxiety by breaking the cycle of negative thoughts and worries about the past or future.

Symbolic jewelry can act as a tangible reminder to stay present and mindful throughout the day. For example, touching a pendant inscribed with a calming symbol can serve as a cue to take a deep breath and refocus on the here and now.

By incorporating symbolic jewelry into your mindfulness routine, you can create a personal and meaningful way to manage your anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and well-being in your daily life.

Examples of Symbolic Jewelry

This sterling silver pendant features the Icelandic Magic stave for fate.

The symbol we know as the Web of Wyrd is formed of nine lines. Contained within its intersections are all of the runes – representing all of the possible events that have happened in the past, the present and the future.

This symbol is a reminder that, though we may be bound by fate, we have the power to choose our own actions and influence our own futures.

Icelandic Magic Stave pendant featuring the manifestation or wish stave: Danobus.

This Danobus necklace is the perfect token to help keep you focused on your goals and intentions. Visualize your desires and let the attractive energy of Danobus remind you to make your dreams a reality.

Using Breathwork Jewelry for Anxiety

Breathwork jewelry is a unique type of accessory designed to help manage anxiety through the practice of controlled breathing. These pieces often feature pendants or beads with small holes, allowing the wearer to regulate their breath by inhaling and exhaling slowly through the jewelry. The act of focusing on breathing can help to calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and enhance mindfulness.

Controlled breathing exercises have been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes relaxation and counteracts the fight-or-flight response often triggered by anxiety.

By using breathwork jewelry, you can discreetly practice these techniques throughout the day, whether you’re at work, commuting, or simply at home. This makes it easier to incorporate mindfulness and stress reduction practices into daily routines without drawing attention.

Examples of Breathwork Jewelry

Komuso has created a specially designed pendant that acts as a breathwork tool.

By limiting the flow of air, it slows your breathing and calms your mind during moments of anxiety.

Managing Stress with Smart Jewelry

In recent years, technological advancements have brought some interesting developments to the jewelry industry. Tech enabled accessories go beyond aesthetic appeal and into the realm of health and wellness.

Smart jewelry equipped with body sensors can now track various health metrics such as sleep patterns, heart rate, and activity levels. These pieces provide wearers with valuable insights into their physical and emotional well-being.

By monitoring sleep quality, heart rate variability, and activity levels, smart jewelry can help you understand your stress patterns and identify triggers. For example, tracking sleep can reveal how well-rested you are, which is crucial for managing anxiety.

Poor sleep often exacerbates stress. By recognizing this, you can take steps to improve your sleep routine. Similarly, monitoring heart rate variability gives you real-time feedback on how stress affects the body, allowing for immediate intervention through relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation.

Smart jewelry often pairs with mobile apps that provide comprehensive data analysis, tips, and reminders to practice mindfulness or take breaks. Using this data, you can create a personalized stress management plan.

This integration of technology in jewelry empowers users to take control of their health, making it easier to stay aware of their body’s needs and respond effectively to stressors.

Examples of Smart Jewelry

The Apollo wearable improves your body’s resilience to stress, so you can relax, sleep, focus, recover, and feel better. Rather than tracking your health, the Apollo wearable is proven to actively improve it.

No matter which type you choose, anxiety jewelry offers a holistic approach to stress management, allowing you to carry your mental health toolkit with you wherever they go.

By incorporating these pieces into your daily routine, you can find both immediate relief and long-term benefits, enhancing your overall sense of calm and well-being.

Explore our collection at Andrea Shelley to find the perfect piece that not only complements your style but also supports your journey toward a more balanced and peaceful life.

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The Andrea Shelley shop carries a selection of jewelry for anxiety. Fidget jewelry, symbolic jewelry, and aromatherapy jewelry all handcrafted in sterling silver and 14k gold.


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HI, I'M ANDREA! I create powerful, meaningful jewelry that you can connect with and enjoy each day. I believe that jewelry, when worn purposefully, can have transformative powers. My pieces go beyond decoration to help connect you to your inner self and focus your energies to your greatest strengths. If you're enjoying my content, you can support my page by buying me a coffee so that I can continue to make more content for you.

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