"No bad women, only women who do not know how to look good." Certainly the ancients had the same thoughts as we do today. That is Cleopatra, the most famous queen in Egyptian history, which often happens with a network associated with long gold necklace. It adds to her mysterious beauty.
Jewelry accessory adds a beautiful woman from past to present
Women have been thinking of making beautiful jewelry using ever since? Increasingly, more people have unearthed evidence that our ancestors knew interested adorn, beautify yourself.
Archaeologists from the University of Oxford have found artifacts, including items which they believe is the oldest jewelry in the world today. It is with shell beads have been predicted to 82,000 years old.
Beauty from ancient stories to thousands after thousands
It is interesting to know the history of jewelry made from teeth, claws and bones of animals. Even the seeds, stones and feathers, they also make the jewelry and necklace jewelry is most popular in that age.
The material is also very diverse. That may be the star or animal skin pierced with stones, fruit, feathers, shells ... followed, ivory, metal gova also requisitioned.
During ancient times, jewelry played extremely important role in expressing the position of the wearer.
About 3,500 BC, when gold can be heated to melting and shaping malleable, gold jewelry is also born. Since then, gold has always been the most popular metal in jewelery art in Egypt because warm colors, in light of it.
Gold is the most popular metal in jewelery art
At about 2000 BC, the Egyptians used stones to make necklaces, brooches clothing, flower pins set collar, headgear, pendants, rings. They believe that jewelry contained in a mystical power, bring luck to the wearer.
Greece - Roman
Since the fall of Troy, Greek jewelry is very rich and diverse, reflecting the prosperity of society at that time. Many jewelry made from exquisite decorative objects, light piece of gold with designs inspired by nature such as flowers, animals.
The jewelry at this stage include the crown, earrings, bracelets, rings, hairpins, necklaces and brooches shirt.
Pendant is a special favorite. Sometimes, the Greek women wear necklaces with many pendant with tiny flowers 75 or more. On each of the suites are decorated in gold and silver touching the cage or the flowers, animals with 14K gold.
Early Greek classics, especially the common ring. In the heyday of the Roman Empire, people wear rings on all ten fingers.
Nobility in the Eastern Roman period costume dressed up Byzatium very picky, adding gemstones like rubies, emeralds, pearls and gold.
Middle Ages - Renaissance
From the twelfth century to the fifteenth century, except for the aristocracy, few people wear jewelry. During the Middle Ages, the use of jewelry is not welcomed by society. The only cross pendant is popular.
Costumes of the period is also quite simple, made of thick woolen material and dark color, usually more Brooch pins and decorative belt.
Necklace and earrings but not rings are common manifestations of religious sculptures and inscriptions are very popular.
This period, all classes of society with rings. Usually, they are made of iron, copper, silver or real gold. Material of rings also reflect the wearer's status. After the fourteenth century, the stones began to appear on the ring.
End of the Middle Ages, add some jewelry to appear. Necklace born but mostly spirals and beads. Rings jewelry is more popular.
Strings of pearls also born and racing is very popular
From the fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century (Renaissance), the costumes of men and women are attached pearls and precious stones. Jewelry is distinguished by color and style. Pin collar and flowers set with pendant portraits are particularly popular at this time.
At Renaissance, began to ring shapes varied. They are divided into four categories with separate purposes.
- For clerics: This is a sacred symbol for the church.
- For treatment of body, spirit and expression level.
- For romantic occasions such as engagement, wedding or to express love, friendship, loyalty ...
- Tolerance for other cases.
This is the period marked the revival of all classic sense. The jewelry colored gemstones are very popular and diamonds are precious stones are the most popular.
The jewelry designs using textured flowers in popularity, mixed textures stars, bows with gentle contours, liberal.
Century XVIII - XIX
The colorful style jewelry, loel Kuwait disappearing. Trends in the jewelery to the throne. They usually consist of flowers set collar pins, earrings on beam (a large stone beads in between and around several small particles), brooch inlaid precious stones, necklace, bracelet or necklace in the form of affection.
This period, diamonds and precious stones cut corners, grind is preferred. Most models are designed jewelery rolls, coils, asymmetric, more decorative elegant and luxurious.
Women who wear the most diamonds. But there are also men of nobility used to make diamond buttons, sewn on shoes, belt buckle and badge.
Diamonds and creating the noble, elegant woman
Delving deeply into the history of jewelry, the more we realize: The look of the jewelry says the increasing awareness of themselves and affirm the human ego. Besides, it is also used as a love charm, lucky charms.
The Egyptians are not the first to see jewelry charms as a sage. However, the Egyptian jeweler who develop this aspect fully.
Etiquette wear amulets was very early. At first, people put them in the mummy to protect the deceased soul.
Some time later, jewelry is widely used to protect the survivors.
In Egypt, the beads are considered lucky, as material representations of amulets. All Egyptians are able to wear necklaces.
However, depending on social class in which all kinds of meals are processed differently. Materials are ranked from the ceramic pearls. So the poorest of the poor also afford to wear a necklace.
Jewelry of the Vietnamese
From the Stone Age, the ancient Vietnamese would use materials to make 12 ornaments. That horn, pearl, oysters, snails, clams, gold, silver, pearl, earth, stone, bamboo ... In particular, jewelry made of sea snails, such as bracelets, pendants are very popular. On the other hand, in an excavated ancient ruins, we have found all kinds of earrings, brooches, necklaces, bracelets, foot stone, bronze mirrors and beads made of glass produced ago 1,000 to 7,000 years. They are evaluated as products of culture Phung Nguyen, Dong Son and Sa Huynh, Oc Eo.
Vietnam Women's XV century, early twentieth century preferred to wear a gold necklace wrapped several rounds. Most unique lines cross is worn around the neck to the armpit.
A woman, even jewelry!
82,000 years have passed since the jewelry is considered the oldest was born. Today, the charm of them still do tumbledown shed human heart.
With the demand for pure beauty, jewelry nowadays tend to come back with shells, stone beads, wood ... simple, inexpensive and still satisfy the desire of beauty mistress. For those who want to show the class and their position, they can easily choose expensive jewelry you want.
The future of the jewelry will go where, nobody knows. However, one thing is sure, though the world changes to what extent, jewelry will still exist even though only one woman alive on earth. That's because beauty was the instinct of man in general and women in particular.