Because India had an abundant supply of precious metals and gems, it prospered financially through export and exchange with other countries. While European traditions were heavily influenced by waxing and waning empires, India enjoyed a continuous development of art forms for some 5,000 years. One of the first to start jewellery making were the peoples of the Indus Valley civilization. By 1500 BC, the peoples of the Indus Valley were creating gold earrings and necklaces, bead necklaces, and metallic bangles. Before 2100 BC, prior to the period when metals were widely used, the largest jewellery trade in the Indus Valley region was the bead trade. First, a bead maker would need a rough stone, which would be bought from an eastern stone trader.

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  • It doesn’t have to be all twin sets and pearls, or all free flowing and boho for that matter.
  • Wedding rings symbolized the commitment two people had for each other.
  • Craftspeople all over the world use metals, like sterling silver, gold, copper and brass, to perfect their designs.
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Women’s bracelets carried immense cultural significance in ancient times and they still do. In Perus pre-Hispanic societies, gold represented the sun, and jewelry indicated social status and identity, as it also did among the Maya of Mexico and Central America. In India, bangles or kangans showed a woman was married and are a part of the 16 adornments customarily worn by a Hindu bride. Traditional West African beads are a sign of cultural identity. Each one has a meaning and tells a story.Today, women’s bracelets are still culturally significant.

Diamond Eternity Slider Necklace

In southern Russia, carved bracelets made of mammoth tusk have been found. The Venus of Hohle Fels features a perforation at the top, showing that it was intended to be worn as a pendant. In creating jewellery, gemstones, coins, or other precious items are often used, and they are typically set into precious metals. The silver used in jewellery is usually sterling silver, or 92.5% fine silver. In costume jewellery, stainless steel findings are sometimes used. Gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used, and enamel has often been important.

Chain Link Single-Strand Necklace

Treasured by ancient Greeks, Amethyst is known as the color of royalty and are even part of the British Crown Jewels. Join us to shop our collection and enjoy complimentary in-store engraving, in store pickup and styling advice. We’re proud to offer a lifetime happiness guarantee on all Jewelry News.

A gold, diamonds and sapphires red guilloché enamel “Boule de Genève”, a type of pendant watch used as an accessory for women. An example of an object which is functional, artistic/decorative, marker of social status or a symbol of personal meaning. Add a statement necklace and pendant to anything in your wardrobe to instantly take it to the next level. With so many styles to choose from layering options, our jewelry easily transitions to meet every occasion. Put on your favorite denim jeans, a crisp white tee, and a leather jacket with simple stud earrings or one of our timeless watches. Opt for romance on date night with a pair of elegant drop cluster earrings or a pearl necklace.

The Incas, for example, believed that gold was a sacred metal sent by the sun god, Inti, and all mines belonged to the emperor, who protected his metals with great zeal. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art.

With thousands of earrings, rings, and necklaces on the market, it can feel difficult for a girl to find a way to stand out nowadays. If you’re tired of the same old jewelry, check out our Gemstone jewelry collection. Cufflinks, for example, are a wonderful opportunity to get creative or show some extra class during your next formal outing.

Jewellery making developed in the Americas 5,000 years ago in Central and South America. Large amounts of gold was easily accessible, and the Aztecs, Mixtecs, Mayans, and numerous Andean cultures, such as the Mochica of Peru, created beautiful pieces of jewellery. India was the first country to mine diamonds, with some mines dating back to 296 BC. India traded the diamonds, realising their valuable qualities.