Geometric vs Organic: jewellery shapes and styles for different personalities
Our ultimate goal as Bespoke Jewellers is to unlock key elements to what would bring you most joy; even if you yourself can’t quite point that out. A big part of that consists in perceiving small details that may steer us in the right direction when it comes to interpreting your personality and implementing what we’ve learned in our design choices. Meaning we spend a lot of time studying how different artistic elements resonate with different individuals. Sounds quirky? Keep on reading and you’ll soon make sense of it.
The relationship between aesthetic preferences and personality dimensions is a very complex phenomenon. There is a whole myriad of emotions and thoughts that unroll in our brains as we view shapes. From a psychological point of view, solid arguments are able to explain just how the types of forms you typically find yourself gravitating towards are directly connected to your temperament and disposition.
So it’s fair to say that the appeal in an object’s curvature can actively affect behaviour. Alongside with colour, this is the main aspect of creative decision making in our sphere. What is the right shape to provoke the desired response? If we can use these elements to reinforce a message through our designs, then we need to be perfectly aware of the reaction they cause and how those may vary according to variables such as age, gender, culture, and social preferences.
However, each shape has its own hidden messages that we may correlate to different “personas” based on the one you feel most comfortable or drawn to.
The Significance of Shapes
The steady straight lines and right angles on a square provoke a sense of reliability and security that cause people to feel safe and contained. If you find yourself generally gravitating in this direction, it might suggest you have a strong appreciation for unwavering and dependable relationships. It also speaks to your aptitudes: you are analytical, persevering and well organised. You likely succeed in environments where exactitude and straightforwardness are valued traits.
Very similar to the one above, if not for the fact that you may find squares to square? In a way, you do value a constant and reliable feel in your life, though you also feel the need to apply some changes here and there. You could argue you are in a state of transition, meaning you are inquisitive, in search for growth and open to surprises. You are probably great at learning new things and continuously reinventing yourself. You think well in a group setting – something that may point to a prominence in leadership!
This is the shape for balance and movement! Triangles are linked to high energy and dynamism and often applied in design as a representation of motion and direction. If this is your preferred form, then you must be a very independent person that likes to make your own choices without the need for justifying yourself. You come across as very sure of your goals, and while you are in fact extremely focused, you do also secretly love recognition.
Circles, Ovals and Ellipses
Circles and other circular shapes like ovals and ellipses are some of the most classic shapes in design. Unlike other geometric forms, they don’t possess angles, making them feel soft and more friendly in a way. Commonly they represent both unity and protection. If you love circles, it probably means you are a generous and warm person, with a tendency towards inclusiveness.
Hexagons and Octagons
Due to their very nature, these polygons are fairly connected to a higher level of complexity. They are perceived as very unique: which is likely also the case with you if they are the ones you feel most attracted to. You are unapologetically yourself but in no way selfish about it. In fact, you have an almost “bee hive” manner of thinking in that you value community and unity and feel that the best way to thrive is being a part of a group.
Abstract shapes can have infinite meanings as they literally may stand for anything in any way. But as a general rule, if you favour fluid, non-geometric forms as opposed to straight lines, this is a strong indicative of a creative mind. You may be highly conceptual and respond with emotions firstly. Visual cues are more relevant to your processing of an idea than words or hard facts. Intuition plays a big role in how you live your life!
To sum up, examining the role of individual differences in shape preferences is a powerful ally when it comes to creating meaningful custom made jewellery for our clients to suit their different personalities.