Forget the patch. Jewelry just might be the newest way to combat addictions—at least visually—as more and more designers are creating pieces based on various chemical substances and alcohol.


Dopamine Jewelry is one such example. Los Angeles-based jewelry designer and psychology professor Amy Sweetman creates the company's designs, which incorporate microscopic photographs of behavior-altering chemicals such as caffeine, dopamine, endorphins, epinephrine, estradiol, serotonin and testosterone, as well as alcoholic drinks.


Not only are these pieces interesting, but buying them helps support a good cause, with 20 percent of online sales going to the Jagged O scholarship foundation. The organization supplies scholarships to community-college students who surpassed major obstacles to pursue their education.


For those wanting more of an intimate view of their cocktail, look no farther than Oscar Heyman's 18-karat yellow-gold and platinum martini-glass brooch featuring diamond accents and a jade and ruby olive. Containing no calories—and no hangover—the pin goes down much better than a real martini and truly lasts forever.



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