Jewellery from a loved one is a stunning and sentimental reminder that someone cares for you deeply. The right piece will match the recipient’s personality, tell the story of your love, and last for years to come. You can send an even clearer message by actually spelling out – using binary code.
Binary code jewellery uses the visual language of ones and zeroes to spell out hidden messages in a variety of styles, perfectly fitting into you or your loved one’s unique taste without sacrificing meaning for style. This buyer’s guide explores how to use binary code to incorporate hidden meanings into personalised jewellery.
Understanding the Language of Binary Code
Binary code is the digital language used to program computational instructions. It uses a binary number system of ones and zeroes to represent words and data and is the basis of all digital frameworks of our modern life.
The basis for binary code is as old as the 9th century B.C. and was steadily developed by different mathematicians and scientists throughout the years. In 1937, graduate student Claude Shannon discovered it could be used in electric circuits, which laid the foundation for using binary code in computers.
Binary code is similar to Morse code, which uses a series of dashes and dots to convey words, numbers, or letters. Through binary code, you can represent initials, dates, or full words through gems and metals on your jewellery.
Example of encoded jewellery. These stacked rings are encoded using Morse Code, similar to binary encoding.
How Binary Code Jewellery Allows for Meaningful Personalisation
Binary code messages can be translated into jewellery through the placement of jewels, gemstones, and metals. By carefully aligning ones and zeroes, you can write your message along the length of the piece. For example, “01100001” represents the letter “a”.
The nature of binary code allows you to keep your message a secret between you and your loved one – or sparks conversation with those familiar with the code.
While binary code jewellery is a great gift for anyone (including yourself!), this type of hidden message jewellery is especially impactful if you or your loved one are tech-savvy or computer enthusiasts. It can show you are aware of their interests, or even tell the world that your style can not be confined to conventional language.
Choosing the Right Message
Binary code is quite long, and most pieces of jewellery can fit no more than a few words. However, there are still many sweet messages you can relay with binary code.
A short numbered code could represent an important date, such as an anniversary or the birth date of a child or other loved ones. It could also represent numbers such as the coordinates of a place with significance to your relationship or a lucky number. Alternatively, you can write a short-worded message, such as a declaration of love or a personal nickname.
Initials and acronyms are also great ways to shorten messages. The initials of each child could be a heartfelt Mother’s Day gift, or you and your partner’s initials could dangle from earrings.
The longer your message, the more room (and jewels) you’ll need to spell it, so consider what type of jewellery is the best way to personalise your message.
Incorporating Binary Code Jewellery Into Your Daily Style
The elegant aesthetic of binary code jewellery makes it simple to incorporate into your or your loved one’s daily style, but there are still some choices you’ll need to make. If you’re selecting a gift for someone else, make sure you choose gems and metals that match their preferred colours, and choose a piece you know they enjoy wearing. For example, does the recipient usually wear more gold jewellery or more silver? Some people prefer bracelets, rings, necklaces, or earrings, or any combination of these. Similarly, large, colourful gemstones make a bold statement, while diamonds can be a more refined way to convey a message. Choosing a piece that aligns with your giftee’s personal style is a great way to let them know you’re paying attention to the little things.
Choose your pieces to match personalised styles and preferences, and don’t be afraid to get creative with your designs. Certain gemstones have other meanings, such as birthstones or favourite colours, so your binary code jewellery can be perfectly suited to convey a message that is just as stunningly unique as the person who’ll be wearing the piece!
Giving the Gift of Binary Code Jewellery
When you give a gift to someone special in your life, you want it to be perfect. It should remind them that someone loves their uniqueness and understands them as a person. Whether it’s a simple supportive message or a declaration of love, a personalised piece of jewellery will stay in your loved one’s heart forever.
Binary code jewellery is a beautiful way to subtly incorporate meaningful messages into your or your loved one's wardrobe. If you want the next gift you give to be a one-of-a-kind treasure, choose jewellery that tells a story.
Soon you’ll be able to get custom binary code jewellery from codebyEdge. Buying from codebyEdge means your gift is not just beautiful, but sustainably-made and socially responsible. All codebyEdge pieces are made with humanely-sourced jewels and are handcrafted by artisans in small family workshops.