A woman is considered beautiful and well-endowed naturally. Jewelry seducing the various parts of her body has a history as complicated as the woman herself.
Jewelry is the name given for any adornment of the body, usually made of precious metals such as platinum , silver, and gold, and set with precious stones like emeralds , sapphires, diamonds etc. Costume jewelry is made of non-precious metals such as plastic or glass. Any sort of jewels enhances the beauty of a person. Our forefathers used different types of jewelry made from various materials, even when these stones and non-precious metals were not known. Back then , it was made of animal shells , teeth, etc. Shells were banded together and worn around the neck or around the wrist. Like with everything else, there was an improvement in making jewelry with the passage of time, and man discovered many other ways of making ornaments. Beads were extensively used.
Different parts of the world was famous for different types of jewelry. The Egyptians were famous for their own colorful adornments, the Greeks preferred colorless metals. The size of the jewelry too varied. The jewelry worn in the Middle Ages were big in comparison to the fragile jewelry that is very much in vogue now. People believed that there are certain types of jewelry that can be used to drive away evil spirits. There are several types of superstitions associated with the different types of stones and metals, which has its origin in the ancient ages, and continues to play a part in most parts of the world, in some way or another.
It was the Renaissance that made jewelry making an art and brought a change in the way it was made. Soon, the goldsmith came along and didn’t wait too long before he brought in imitation jewels that is affordable to everyone. Over a period of time, jewelry became a sign of social stature and ranking. It has been used by both men and women for centuries. Portraits of men from earlier centuries clearly reveals a variety of ornaments worn by them in the form of pins, earrings, chains, pendants, rings etc. Jewels were used by men on their daggers too. Jewelry is worn by all people The rich and the aristocratic adorned themselves with jewelry made of precious gemstones and metals , including diamonds, while the middle class of the society made do with ornaments made of brass, beads, glasses, etc. Diamonds are the most expensive, sapphires, emeralds, and other precious gemstones set in platinum, gold and silver are in demand . There are diamonds set in watches for men and women, and they look classy and sophisticated. The gift of jewels stays forever and memories linger as long as people themselves.