The Beginnings Of Jewelry


Jewelry is as old as the history of man, starting from the ancient times in southern Africa about 100 000 years ago in the form of seashells being tied on the neck. People'with the original jewelry also includes teeth carved from stone, wood and bone. Function follows form as this type of jewelry was most likely used to tie loose clothes to the body and have progressed in the aesthetic appearance of the jewelry. In the history of jewelry, the owner displays the status and wealth that adorn the body with jewelry. CRO-magnon man began making jewelry for migration to Europe from the Middle East occurred 40 000 years ago. Metallurgy, the use of metal for jewelry making, appeared 7,000 years ago in the form of copper adornments.

The ancient Egyptians along the Nile Delta began using gold for thousands of years, starting from 5000 years ago. Jewelry was a symbol of authority and religious supremacy for many kings, Queens and empires. Egyptian men and women began to wear scarab beetles as sacred objects, and protects from evil spirits. Scarab beetles represented the rebirth, from the behavior of the dung beetle rolling his dung and growing young in this dung ball. Egyptians used jewelry to adorn the bodies, which helped the dead in the journey into the afterlife, providing comfort and protection. Many tomb raiders recycled jewelry jewelry due to the robbery of the tombs and decorating the new kings. Tuntankhamen Pharaoh (Tutankhamen) stands in history as the most famous jewelry dressed the king, despite his 9-year rule from 1336-1327BC, very small and, most likely, his grave was forgotten when the Egyptians cleaned the burial of other kings. The Egyptians attributed to symbolic meaning of colors of precious stones. Green glass or precious stones were symbols of fertility and were used to ensure the abundance of new cultures. In the book of the Dead says that God LIH must be submitted in the form of a red stone or glass to wear as an imaginative decoration on a necklace to provide ISIS with blood. The Egyptians imported silver and lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, which was used in many forms of jewelry. Queen Cleopatra was enamored with emeralds which was mined in the red sea.

In the ancient city of Ur, located in southern Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, jewelry became a product of trade and Commerce. People have created UR amulets, necklaces, bracelets and ankle seals of a cylinder made of thin sheet gold and set with vibrant agate, carnelian, lapis stones and jaspter. These decorations were very popular and men and women is richly decorated themselves. Carving or stone carving art was popularized as children and women wore rings with a carved stone. Mesopotamian jewelers invented some methods are still used in jewelry and metal work today, for example, granulation, filigree, cloisonné and engraving. The ornaments depicted on Mesopotamian jewelry included cones, spirals, grapes and leaves. Jewelry of the times was people and additionally used for decorating the idols and statues in awe.

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