It is interesting to note that almost all people use a form of jewelry to add appeal to his or her appearance. It would make a person wonder what the importance of having jewelries is.
Jewelry is a piece of adornment that one uses. It may be in the form of necklaces, earrings, rings or bracelet. Brooch is also a form of jewelry. Its value depends on how it is created and from what materials. Jewelries made from gold and precious gemstones like diamond, ruby and emerald has greater value than those made of silver and shells. Each person's preference on the type of jewelry depends on the material, the symbol and the artistic quality.
Humans cited as far back as 6 to 7 million years ago. This was a recent discovery made on a skull in Central Africa. Most likely, jewelries have been around as far back.
Early discoveries found that jewelries during the ancient times were in the form of teeth, bones, stones and wood bore on human parts of the bodies. They even used this to fast clothes and as hair accessories. Nowadays, jewelries are only for beautification purposes.
Most of the time, when you see someone adorned with several jewelries you would conclude that he or she is a wealthy person. This is normal because jewelry has great value and not everyone can afford it. Even in different cultures, jewelry is their status symbol.
The value being so great, jewelries are used either as a symbolic form of good intent or simply to show the family's financial status as a form of dowry on weddings. It is also used for business trading.
Pins, buckles, belts and handbags are not considered jewelry rather they are called accessories.
Nowadays, most people use jewelry to enhance one's appearance. To be able to wear one may give a sense of financial achievement and pride. Whatever the reason is, wearing jewelry adds beauty to every person.
Source by Alan Ridge