I was introduced to the delicate gratitude bracelet collection at a recent Belfast Fashion Week event and it was love at first sight. Most of you know I’m a huge jewellery fan and when a piece of jewellery has a story to it and I get to meet the actual designer, then I usually end up becoming a firm fan. Julia Cameron is the lady behind the jewellery and she creates the most elegant and meaningful collections – ranging from ethereal jewelled head pieces to Indian inspired rings.
It’s always such a treat to speak first hand with a designer and find out a bit more about them and their inspiration. Julia has just recently moved to Northern Ireland, by way of London and before that Colorado, USA. She’s an extremely well-travelled, quietly spoken lady, and very beautiful too.
Julia’s gratitude collection is her latest focus. She paired up with high performance coach Jean Pierre De Villiers to create the simple bracelets which feature the iconic international symbol of gratitude, and which are designed to remind their wearers to be grateful and thankful for all the good things in their life.
“The more people that practise gratitude the happier the world will be and the more grateful we are for what we have, the more we give to others.”
I’m going to wear my gratitude bracelet and feel fortunate for the hugely influential people and experiences in my life, as well as the small everyday pleasures I get from enjoying a great meal to taking a walk and listening to the latest album I’ve become obsessed with. Practicing gratitude everyday is something we should all try and do, no-matter how hard it can be sometimes, especially at certain points in our life. Reminding ourselves of what good things we have in our lives will most likely improve our mood and help centre us and ‘be in the moment’. Do you agree?
The bracelets are available in silver, gold and rose gold, and come in a simple jewellery box with the gratitude message inside as a keepsake. 10% of all sales of these bracelets go to charitable causes including Centrepoint, a charity for homeless young people aged 16-25 in London.
Julia Cameron wearing her gratitude bracelet