Frist, you have to remember that someone already wore this for a lifetime. If it caught on everything, it wouldn't exist today at all or be in such great condition. These antique pieces are sturdier than you think. If they weren't, they wouldn't be here for us to enjoy over 140 years later. If it can last for 140 years without catching on things and getting damaged, you can certainly wear and enjoy it for the next 25-30 years without fear!
To show you what I mean, here are some pieces from my own personal jewelry collection that one would think, “There’s no way I could wear that- it would catch on everything!”
Not getting jewelry because you’re afraid that you’re going to catch it, hit it or bump it on things is like saying you can’t have children because they might fall and hurt themselves. Kids fall and hurt themselves (all the time!) and you’re going to catch your jewelry on things. So what? These pieces were made to be worn with the understanding that… well…they will be WORN! What IF you catch your bracelet on something? What IF you hit your ring? What’s the worst that could happen? If I catch my bracelet on my sweater and rip my sweater, I’ll buy a new sweater! Just like your kids might need stitches and have to go to the doctor, you might hurt your jewelry and have to take it to the “doctor” or in our case, the jeweler. That’s what jewelers do- they buff out our scratches and reset our stones just like doctors stitch up our children’s cuts and reset broken bones. Life is full of mishaps and nothing is guaranteed bump proof. Are you going to deprive yourself the joy of jewelry because it might need some TLC after decades of use? I won’t!
Here’s another way to think about. What you give out, you get back. If you give out fear, you’re going to get more fear back into your life. You will most likely run over your brand new ring with your car thereby becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of hurting your ring! On the other hand, if you love something, you’ll show it off to your friends who will experience the joy of its beauty and brighten their day thereby spreading love (just like I brighten a lot of your days with all the gorgeous jewelry posts I post on my Facebook page.) What would you rather give out- fear or love?
So I say, “Forget the fear of hurting my jewelry!” I’d rather give out the glorious love I feel from wearing my favorite pieces. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said, “Boldness has power and genius and magic in it.” So BE BOLD!