Everyday objects can define multiple aspects of our personality, by being practical, unique, and resistant to wear and can develop a time patina.
The accessories become part of us, not defining us, but as us defining them. Our entourage will see those objects as a remembrance of ourselves. We give accessories a purpose, a story, and some can define as a soul.
In Tibet, when monks are scrutinizing for the new Dalai-Lama they bring objects from the previous one and mix them with similar objects.
The young candidates, mostly children, have to figure out what they owned in their previous life. That is one certain test used to track back the new reincarnation of the passed Dalai-Lama. Below is an extract from the movie Kundun (1997).