Fashion & Beauty

6 of the Best Jewellery Brands for Chronic Illness

Whether you’re a necklace or bracelet person, a piece of jewellery adds a touch of glamour to any outfit. But what about jewellery that can actually help spoonies? We’ve found 5 of the best jewellery brands, from around the world that you need to know about.

1. Lava the Sea – Essential Oil Diffusing Jewellery

Lava the Sea is a US brand founded by 4 sisters. One sister, Courtney was diagnosed with Fibromylagia as well as other chronic illnesses. As a result, they started a business, so they could be more flexible with work.

Artisans hand craft each piece of jewellery using semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and sea glass.

The bracelets are ‘essential oil diffusing jewellery’ using porous lava beads because they absorb the essential oil and act as a diffuser.

Which essential oils should you use?

  • Ginger is a natural pain reliever and is helpful for nausea and enhancing mental clarity.
  • Pine has anti-inflammatory properties as well as reducing fatigue and anxiety.
  • Lavender is great for easing restlessness and helping you sleep.
  • Orange for makes people feel happier. Inhaling the sweet scent can lower your heart rate and reduce stress levels.

2. Waves of Hope Creations – Chronic Illness Awareness Bracelets (US shipping only)

Forget silicone wristbands! Raise awareness with a Waves of Hope Creations handmade knotted hemp bracelet.

Launching earlier this year, each bracelet is handmade to raise awareness for a range of chronic illnesses. The black and white one is for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the pink for Paget’s disease.

But the best bit! For every purchase, they will donate a matching bracelet to someone with the same diagnosis. Their motto: ‘Buy one, give one’.

3. Spoonie Survival Kits – Sterling Silver Spoonie Necklace

Wear your spoonie badge of honour with pride! Spoonie Survival Kits have created a handmade elegant silver spoon necklace, turning the infamous spoonie slang into a fashion statement.

Plus 50% of all sales are donated to a chronic illness charity.

4. Stimtastic – Chewable and Fidget Jewellery

Created by an autistic person, for autistic adults and teens,Stimtastic’s chewable and fidget jewellery “celebrates stimming as a natural part of our lives”.

So what is stimming? It describes a self-stimulatory behaviour, which is usually a repetitive action seen in people on the autism spectrum.

Chewing or fidgeting with a tangible object can help soothe and calm, by having something to focus on. Even for a wider audience, as a spoonie, anxiety is a main symptom. So this could be a useful tool to try when you are having a bad day.

For every piece of jewellery sold, 10% is given back to the autism community. This is through both donations to charities and directly to individuals in need.

5. Kalí Zoe – Acupressure Rings

Have you ever tried acupressure? The idea is that by applying pressure to specific points of the body, any blockages in the energy flow can be released.

The relaxing experience can help to relieve stress and tension which builds up and contributes to causing pain.

Kalí Zoe have designed ‘The Mudra’ collection of acupressure rings to target the L14 pressure point between your thumb and forefinger. The ring comes in 9 colours from silver and gold to matte black and bronze, with a choice of gemstones.

Using ethically sourced and recycled metals, each piece is designed and handcrafted in the USA. The aim is to “reduce pain, diminish headaches and increase circulation in the body”.

6. AWARE – Charity Awareness Necklaces

AWARE jewellery was created to help raise awareness for mental health.

With necklaces for a range of conditions and issues from Cerebral Palsy and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome to Domestic Abuse and Suicide Prevention, there is a piece for everyone.

You can choose from gold or silver and 10% of the proceeds are donated to a charity specifically for the cause.

Our Faves:

We love the innovative combination of aromatherapy in a bracelet and think that Lava the Sea’s essential oil diffusing jewellery should be in every spoonie’s jewellery box!

The idea of chewable jewellery is amazing and it’s great that Stimtastic is helping the autistic community in so many ways – from the customers that buy the jewellery to the autistic designers behind the brand. Stimtasic has got a big thumbs up from us.

Finally, whilst Kalí Zoe’s acupressure rings might not be in everyone’s budget, the benefits might be worth giving it a go to see if it helps you.

We’ve got lots more spoonie fashion and beauty brands and tips you need to know about!

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