When I was growing up, my mother had a lot of “good” jewelry. Sometimes she would let me play with it only under her strict supervision, and never out of the house. I was so excited for the day when I would have my own jewelry that I would keep in a very special jewelry box.
As I got older, I realized that “nice” jewelry, like my mom’s, actually made me nervous. I hesitated to wear it because I was always afraid I was going to lose it or break it. Admittedly, I am sometimes not the most organized person in the world but I have managed to keep a nice watch, several rings and a diamond necklace. But when I wear these pieces I am always super conscious that I am wearing them and am constantly touching them to make sure they are “still there”. It does take the fun out of wearing them.
This might be the reason why I wear so much costume jewelry. I would rather wear pretty jewelry that I don’t mind losing.
Is this the case for everyone? Or is this just a hangover from my mom’s careful approach to me trying on her jewelry? Do you have to get used to wearing nice jewelry, and then it becomes second nature and the nervousness goes away?