Jewelry is historically an artifact, worn
solely for the sake of appearances,
manifesting an alliance or to declare his
love for another human being.
It may also have a practical, ritual or
magical function, select social or cultural
affiliation as well as be used as symbols
for special feasts and ceremonies. In
addition, jewelry often has been a
convenient portable investment.
It is therefore not a garment in the
customary sense, but something you wear on
the outside of the suit, or directly on the
Interest to decorate the body and clothes
with aesthetic and symbolic markers can be
traced back to the Middle Palaeolithic Age,
the Cro-Magnon people who lived ca. 32000
On southern European cave paintings from the
ice age, which is the earliest human images,
we know of, there are pictures of naked
women with body tattoos. Grave finds from
ca. 25000 f.Kr. testify that these ice age
people have worn jewelry in the form of
pierced animal teeth, bones and conch
shells, strung on cords or sewed on the
suits. Some have probably been hunting
trophies or amulet jewelry.
The use of jewelry has varied in time and
space and from culture to culture like
jewelry types, their form and materials.
Changes in dress suit has influenced jewelry
culture; fold rich and draped garment forms
were often held together by large,
ornamented buckles and fibulae, which was
both useful and ornamental, and with the
development of more close-fitting suit types
in the later Middle ages came buttons, belts
and different kinds of buckles to play an
important role as costume jewelry.
With natural people have jewelry and body
decorations (tattoo and livery) assumed a
more dominant space than clothes. They have
particularly served as identification
symbols, linked to ritual acts and parties.
The jewelry has often been made from natural
materials and conferred a special magical
power, some wood pieces and plants, bone,
hair, feathers and stones.
People have created jewelry metal, ever
since the first humans learned to process
copper for 6000 years ago. Before then, we
used: bone, sea shells, animal teeth and
shells of ostrich eggs.
Jewelry has played an important role in the
history of the world, where the Spaniards
established an Empire to acquire gold and
jewels occupied items of pre-Columbian
Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
century. At the end of the 1840s, gold was
found in California, United States, which
resulted in a mass migration of 250,000
people in the area. Mining meant that
permanent towns grew up, creating entirely
new areas and economy.
Gemstones and gemstone jewelry also have
meanings and large legends attached to them.
For example, the Emerald gemstone was
Cleopatras (Egyptian Queen) favorite stone.
Emeralds were mined close to the Red Sea,
was a huge source of these gems. Cleopatras
Emerald mines were the first known mines of
their species on Earth, and emeralds are
known to be one of Cleopatra's favorite