Judging by Appearance

Judging by Appearance

So why do we wear Jewellery! Well there is along historic tradition and desire for both men and women to wear jewellery. We wear it to catch the eye of a potential mate (obviously). Jewellery is also worn to make us feel great about ourselves and can often make us appear more afluent and powerful. It is said that the right piece of jewellery will in fact make us appear more attractive and thus feel even better about ourselves, however, beware as the wrong piece could have the oposite effect!!

Personally, we express ourselves in all kinds of ways and most of us like to be individual. With so many high street shops selling the same kind of clothes one way we can stamp our personality on our style and make us stand out from the crowd  is to chose an individual piece of jewellery. Look no further than Rueb for that special item weather your a vamp or a flower girl, you sure to see something that catches your eye. This may even work in ways you’ve never intended! as Annie Murphy Paul explains.

Judges and juries can be swayed by more than just a pretty face: clothing and jewelry choices can sometimes mean the difference between doing time and dodging jail.

Blindfolded, balancing her scales, Justice issues her subjects a solemn promise: No peeking. Her real life representatives, however, are not always quite so scrupulous. Psychologists have persuasively demonstrated that attractive defendants are perceived as more credible, are acquitted more often, and receive lighter sentences than their less appealing counterparts. But judges and juries can be swayed by more than just a pretty face: the clothing defendants wear, the jewelry they display, the way they style their hair, can sometimes mean the difference between doing time and dodging jail.

The influence of appearance in the courtroom is so great, in fact, that an entire industry has emerged to advise lawyers, plaintiffs, and defendants on their aesthetic choices. Jury consultants, often trained in both psychology and law, counsel their clients on how to speak, when to gesture—and not least, what to wear. “The jury is going to form impressions of you based on subtle characteristics of personality and attitude, and dress is one important element,” says Robert Gordon, a Dallas-based psychologist and jury consultant. “Whether you dress casually or formally, wear a tie or a dress, choose bright or dark colors, all make a difference in terms of how you are perceived.” Although consultants are called in only on high-profile, high-stakes cases, their strategies also apply to more mundane matters—the shoplifting charge, the bankruptcy claim, the speeding ticket.
Annie Murphy Paul

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