Who does not love jewelry? Of course, everybody loves it, especially women. There are many types of jewelry that you can buy in the gold stores ranging from bracelets, rings, necklace, earrings, crowns, and much more. You may be quite close to the jewelry, but you never know about the history and facts of the jewelry itself. Therefore, through this brief article, the writer would like to share with you about facts, timeline, and history of jewelry that you may not know before.
The History of Jewelry
Since the beginning of its discovery, the jewelry continues to change the trend until today. Different times must also have different types, materials, and jewelry designs that are used in making jewelry. The new era in the production of jewelry began with the use of copper as the metal to make jewelry in the ancient Egyptian times. They then began to produce a variety of beads and sparkling jewelry designs using scarab beetle, bird wings, tigers, wolves, and antelope. They also used a variety of stones in jewelry making. The popular rocks at the time were carnelian, feldspar, amethyst, chalcedony, lapis lazuli and turquoise.
At ancient china times, the rocks that were most widely used in making jewelry were jade and diamonds. Jade carving became a beautiful art during the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1050 BC). The Jewelry designs at this period mostly resembled the form of rolls, flowers, turtles, birds’ wings, and dragon. Ancient Chinese society already knew many kinds of jewelry such as headdresses, necklaces, pectoral, coins, pendants, rings, bracelets and crowns.
Some Facts about Jewelry
Now, let us talk about some facts about jewelry. There are some facts that you may not know about this beautiful accessory. The first fact is that the original gold will leave a bite mark when you bite it. However, you must also be careful because tin is also soft and some people try to paint the tin with gold paint to make it look like gold.
The second fact is that the engagement ring was first introduced in Zama Ancient Egypt. People in this age were using engagement rings on their fourth finger of the left hand because they believed that the finger contained a vein that was connected directly to the heart. Next, in ancient times, the engagement ring was given as a symbol of commitment financially. A man who gave a ring to a woman could be a sign or proof that the man was capable of supporting women financially. In fact, in addition to providing rings, they also provided a number of gold coins to prove their financial capabilities.
In conclusion, jewelry indeed has a long history that most of the people do not know about it. Most of the people only have it without knowing where it came from. Therefore, in order to make you love your jewelry more, then you have to understand about the history of jewelry itself and understand some facts that you have never read before.