Petra Ahde-Deal

Posted on August 2016

The core of my study is to explore why women wear and possess jewelry. The reasons seem to be mostly societal and drawn from the cultures women come from. 28 women in Finland and USA participated in the study. They self-documented their ways to wear and possess jewelry through Probes study before in-depth interviews. The social practices, traditions, rituals and habits concerning the personal and family histories related to jewelry are the main motives to wear and possess jewelry.