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The History of Necklaces

The History of Necklaces

Archeologists believe the necklace was born during the stone age about 40,000 years before than previously believed. April 2004, scientists were excavating a cave in South Africa discovered forty-one mollusks that may have been strung as neck jewelry about 75,000 years ago.Before this discovery the oldest known necklace to have been found about 30,000 B.C. They are made mostly of shells, bones, stones, animal teeth or claws, strung on a thread. Basically the same concept is used today though there are some variationsIn 2500 B.C. gold was starting to be used in neck jewelry. Gold neck adornments and chokers have...

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The History of Rings

The History of Rings

During the Medieval period is when rings became popular. All classes of people wore rings from the poorest to the richest. Rings were typically made of iron, copper, silver, and gold. The material of the ring worn usually indicated the class of the wearer. It wasn't until around the 14th century that faceted jewels appeared in rings.Some cultures have rings typically associated with them. Cultures such as Native Americans use silver and turquoise in their jewelry. Early Christians used the Greek symbol, the Icthus, which resembles a fish.One of the best known is the Irish Claddagh that also has an...

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History of Bracelets

History of Bracelets

A bracelet is an article of clothing or jewelry, which is worn around the wrist. Bracelets can be manufactured from cloth or metal, and sometimes contain rocks, wood, and/or shells. Bracelets are also used for medical and identification purposes such as allergy bracelets and hospital tags. In the late 1980s, "snap bracelets", felt-covered metal bracelets that curved around one's wrist when gently hit against it, were a popular fad.Nike and Lance Armstrong popularized the recent use of colored silicone rubber as a material for producing sports bracelets through the Yellow Livestrong band. Its success has led to the use of...

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A Man's Guide to Modern Accessories

A Man's Guide to Modern Accessories

Can the modern man adorn a few pieces of jewelry? Yes, he can with this expert guide on styling for men.

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A Guide to Matching Women’s Necklaces with Necklines

A Guide to Matching Women’s Necklaces with Necklines

The right accessories can spruce up any look. Here are some tips to ensure you match your necklaces with your necklines correctly.

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