Our Relationship to Wealth
Cashless society, Paper (discarded money note) 8.5X18, 2022 Would a cashless society turn the world into a dystopian nightmare or an utopian dream? Nagy's work asks questions about wealth and money, and asks the wearer to develop an attitude towards money. Is money everything?
Our Relationship to Wealth
Money chain, Paper (discarded money notes), copper, 25X20X25, 2022 This chain is light-weight and fragile. Easy to break, a symbol for money related negative thoughts can be torn apart in an instant with a mindset change.
Our Relationship to Wealth
Burden, Leather, bronze, brass, 25X25X2, 2022 Do money related responsibilities make you worried? Does it feel like a burden?
Our Relationship to Wealth
Contact(less), Leather, brass, microchip, 25X25X9, 2022 Wearable technology/devices make life and payments easier. Microchips can be stored in jewellery, gadgets, and even in the human body. How would you feel if chip implants were compulsory and not optional?
Our Relationship to Wealth
New way of paying, Bronze, 4X5X2, 2022 In a cashless future, would gold be the best type of investment? A solid cast ring which gives option for future generation to own physical value, rather then virtual currency.
Our Relationship to Wealth
Exposed PIN, Sterling silver, 4X1.5X2, 2022 This piece is comical and critical. It is a pair of earrings that displays a cash withdrawal. The piece exposes the owner’s PIN number, and is customisable. What is your PIN number? You can display it on your piece of jewellery. Nagy's work aims to grab the wearer’s attention and make a statement.
Our Relationship to Wealth

Rituals are not necessarily good or bad, but they are powerful. They influence our everyday lives by effecting our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. As society becomes more modern, traditions are ceasing to exist, or becoming easily forgotten. The main focus has changed to more private and work life outlooks, including the psychological satisfaction shift in the convenience of things, rather than their meaning. We live in a rapidly changing world which has created interesting “modern practices” around cash, contactless and mobile payment, and how people are tending to forget basics, like what is money?

Physical money loses its status. Money related objects such as cash machines, wallets, and physical banks will be forgotten. Most of us receives a salary in a bank account, and withdrawing money is not necessary as online payments, and contactless is generally accepted. This way of paying is simple, comfortable and relatively safer option, not to mention, more hygienic. Money (and different investments such as gold, cryptocurrency) itself unites nations, cultures, economics, and nature. It has a power to affect our quality of life, and so therefore developing the right attitude towards and keeping it in a right place is important. But have we developed any emotion towards physical money/wealth? Would a cashless society turn the world into a dystopian nightmare, or an utopian dream? Zsofia Nagy has created a set of jewellery which tells different stories about modern society, human behaviour, and feelings, involved with money.

Nagy has a realistic view about what money does, and doesn’t do, for her happiness. Have you?



Rituals are not necessarily good or bad, but they are powerful. They influence our everyday lives by effecting our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. As society becomes more modern, traditions are ceasing to exist, or becoming easily forgotten. The main focus has changed to more private and work life outlooks, including the psychological satisfaction shift in the convenience of things, rather than their meaning. We live in a rapidly changing world which has created interesting “modern practices” around cash, contactless and mobile payment, and how people are tending to forget basics, like what is money?

Physical money loses its status. Money related objects such as cash machines, wallets, and physical banks will be forgotten. Most of us receives a salary in a bank account, and withdrawing money is not necessary as online payments, and contactless is generally accepted. This way of paying is simple, comfortable and relatively safer option, not to mention, more hygienic. Money (and different investments such as gold, cryptocurrency) itself unites nations, cultures, economics, and nature. It has a power to affect our quality of life, and so therefore developing the right attitude towards and keeping it in a right place is important. But have we developed any emotion towards physical money/wealth? Would a cashless society turn the world into a dystopian nightmare, or an utopian dream? Zsofia Nagy has created a set of jewellery which tells different stories about modern society, human behaviour, and feelings, involved with money.

Nagy has a realistic view about what money does, and doesn’t do, for her happiness. Have you?