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How The Use Of Jewelry Came Into Being And Why It Continues To Evolve

Aug 18, 2007
Jewelry has a long history and being in our world in the ancient times, the wearing of this would be seen by others as a sense of power. It was also worn as a sign of wealth and that is why it is sometimes passed down from generation down.

In tribes it was used to show modification to ones body in some tribes women wore neck rings to make ones neck longer and once these were worn they couldn't be taken off because the neck would not support itself. The tribe's women did this to just look different from all the others in the tribe.

Even though the use to wear this items showed power it was often worn to show signs of a message. Whether it be for power or to just look good its use spread wide through out the world. Back in these times they were used for that but now it is just used to make people appear to be fancy.

Body jewelry is not just earrings and neck rings it is now necklaces and bracelets and anklets and so much more. The term body jewelry now means anywhere and everywhere where it can be placed is where people will put it. Today jewelry is often made with high quality materials and is often quite pricey.

Most body jewelry is made from plastics or metals but more of them are made from wealthy stones or silver. There are all kinds of different body jewelry that can be bought in many stores worldwide.

The good thing about body jewelry is that anyone can wear it. Unlike back in the day wear only the noble and stead people could wear these items now everyone and anyone can put these things upon themselves. Today body jewelry is used to show a person's uniqueness. Some people go out and get pierced in many places that only crazy people would think of but they are doing it. In a lot of instances people putting these things elsewhere is not un normal to be had most people think it is normal nowadays because everyone is doing it.

For instance, it is common for gangs and gang members to wear body jewelry that is termed as "bling-bling" but since famous artists, rappers and pop singers have been displaying the same fashion, it has become part of pop culture. So instead of promoting exclusivity, it has become a fashion statement to adorn oneself with this particular type of body jewelry.

Whatever the case is, it shows that body jewelry is here to stay. Perhaps it is this generation's way of saying, "out with the old" and "in with the new" is what is here today.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about jewelry as well as jewelry accessories at http://www.finejewelryandaccessories.com
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