Fidgeting, scratching your feet and tapping your toes are all great ways to deal with anxiety. But for some women, the only way to calm down is by wearing jewellery that literally fiddles with their nerves. And as far as we know, it’s not a fetish.
The fidget jewellery trend started on social media, where people shared photos of themselves wearing it in public. The idea was simple enough — people would wear something that fidgeted with them, so they could distract themselves from their nervousness.
For example, one Twitter user posted a photo of herself wearing a bracelet that “jiggles” when she moves her arms. Another tweeted a picture of herself wearing an earring with a “buzzer” inside it. A third tweeted a picture of herself wearing a necklace that buzzes when you shake it.
And while these items look like standard jewellery, there is more than meets the eye underneath the surface. These bracelets or necklaces actually use sensors to detect movement. When you move your arm, the sensor detects it, then sends a signal to vibrate the piece. Or if you’re shaking a necklace, the metal will rattle against itself, causing a buzzing noise.
If you want to buy yourself this type of jewellery, you’ll have to head online because most stores don’t carry it yet (though some specialty shops do). You can also find it on Etsy, which has a whole section dedicated to this kind of jewellery.
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But why would someone want to wear something that fiddles with their nerves? It seems counterintuitive, but according to Dr. David Lewis, clinical psychologist and co-founder of the Fidget Project (a non-profit organisation devoted to helping people cope with everyday stress), it’s just another form of distraction.
He told us about his own experience using fidgeting jewellery. He said he discovered the fidgeting bracelet at a conference in 2016. “It seemed to me very effective,” he says. “When I put it on, my mind became less anxious.”
Dr. Lewis says the key is to find jewellery that works best for you. Some might prefer a bracelet that jiggles on their wrist, whereas others might prefer a necklace that rattles against itself.
He recommends starting small and buying only one item at first. Then you can decide whether you want to invest in other pieces. “Most people who try them out say they found them to be helpful,” he says. “Some people may get bored with it after a couple days and stop using it.”
So what types of people should you expect to see wearing fidget jewellery? According to Dr. Lewis, younger generations seem to be more open to wearing it. “I think [the fidget jewellery] is especially useful for young people,” he says. “They are always on their phones, and often times they are anxious about their performance, their school work, their social life, etc. So this can help them relax during those moments.”
As for older generations, Dr. Lewis says he thinks it’s easier for them to focus on things other than their anxieties. “Older people tend to have a lot of other concerns,” he says. “Their children aren’t around anymore, they are widowed or divorced, their health is declining, they have serious financial problems, etc. They are much better able to focus on the things they need to focus on, rather than worrying about the future.”
In fact, many people with anxiety disorders end up suffering from something called “social phobia.” Social phobia causes people to become extremely fearful of being in certain situations, such as going to parties or having conversations with strangers.
According to Dr. Lewis, social phobia is one of the main reasons people turn to fidget jewellery. In addition to helping people deal with anxiety, he says fidget jewellery can also help people overcome social phobia.
“I am sure that some people who are socially anxious might wear this as a way to feel a little bit more comfortable around people,” he says. “Or maybe they wear it as a way to give themselves permission to go somewhere where they might otherwise be too afraid. Either way, I think it’s important to remember that it is not a fetish.”
We asked Dr. Lewis whether he thought this fidget jewellery trend had gotten any negative attention. “I haven’t seen anything about it getting negative attention,” he says. “On the contrary, I have heard numerous stories from users who were very pleased with how well it worked for them.”
If you’d like to give fidget jewellery a try, here are some tips suggested by Dr. Lewis. First off, don’t overdo it. Just five minutes every day is usually enough. Secondly, make sure the jewellery fits comfortably on your body before continuing. And lastly, try to find different styles of fidget jewellery so you can discover which ones work best for you.