Existence of Jewellery from the primitive times.

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#Jewellery owns its existence right from the primitive times. Purpose of jewelry was and is to adorn every and any part of the body and also for any gender, any #age across various #civilizations. Right from the #hairpin to the #toe #ring jewelry, even genital #jewellery has been used to enhance the individual’s looks and personality.

Word #jewellery is derived from the word jewel which was anglicised from the old French ‘jouel’ which means something to play with.

#Jewellery has always been a very important part of human culture. Right from the primitive times when humans started using #clothes and tools, jewellery had its existence. According to that era and the type materials available at that time, humans used to make jewellery out of that. It was from feathers, stones, plants, animal skin, bones, shells, wood, etc. Gradually, as time passed, artisans discovered various ways to make jewellery using new metals and precious stones. With advancing techniques and tools, beautiful pieces were carved using a wide variety of gems and metals, according to diverse cultures and styles.

Despite of #changing times, #technology, #culture and #modern styles, the purpose of #wearing jewellery was same- to dignify the look of wearer, showcase wealth and fortune, religious belief, express the political rank and status, affection towards someone and so on. Hence, jewellery became timeless and a target for constant development and refinement.

Development of early jewellery can be roughly divided into three civilizations-#Egypt, #India and #China. Egypt and #Mesopotamia set standards in metallurgy, #gem collecting and #glass manufacture. Their several thousand tradition of j#ewellery production laid a solid foundation for all European civilizations that came after them, and their unique style affected fashion trends even four thousand years later.

India however managed to develop such a #connection with jewellery that it became an integral part of their #daily #life and #religion. Since Indians were the first who managed to conquer the art of gold gathering and processing, they #developed the art of #jewel making much earlier than anyone in their environment. This made them one of the most sought destinations for trade, which eventually became driving force for the incredible expansion of European civilization during the age of discovery. On the far side of the world, China managed to become driving force in developing of arts and their influence slowly spread their unique style across entire Asia. Chinese style that is focused on scenes of nature, animals and dragons is today still in high popularity, and continues to be developed with each passing year.

Thousands of years of #advancement enabled #jewelry to spread from the #exclusive art form of the #rich to the #common personal items of #adornment, which are today used by everyone around the #world to express themselves in various visual #fashionable ways.


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