Some of history’s oldest recording of jewellery has its origin in Ancient Egypt. Gold was rare and was worn by men in the form of crowns, rings and armbands to exhibit masculine power and social status. While women wore splendid pieces in the form of gold bracelets, pendants, necklaces and earrings, precious stones and gems were considered to be more feminine.
Another ancient culture who showed a great appreciation for jewellery was the Greeks. They had their own design style and introduced the use of beads and colourful stones such as pearls, emeralds and even glass to jewellery design.
Asia became the key source of precious stones, most of which were eventually introduced into Europe by Italian merchants.
In the 1600’s, earrings, brooches and necklaces were used by woman in both their daily attire and as a means to enhance their formal attire. Pearls were considered to be a much sort after item of jewellery.
By the 18th Century, the use of imitation or semi precious stones became commonplace Europe began the mass manufacture of jewellery. What we now refer to as ‘costume jewellery’ became very popular with top fashion houses in Europe and in the mid-20th Century, Hollywood celebrities had a major influence on fashion and jewellery in Europe and around the world.
Today, jewellery has come a long way from its early beginnings. While it was used predominantly as an ornate display of power, status and wealth a few millenniums ago, today jewellery is used by both men and women as an expression of one’s personality, style and individuality.
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