Category : History

How long have people worn pearls?
6 years, 6 months ago 0

Pearls are a classic component of traditionalists and trend setters alike. They have been worn by humans for thousands of years to symbolize beauty and purity as well as the wearers wealth and status. Archeologists have recovered many pearl jewelry items dating from 100 B.C. to 200 A.D. Historically, natural pearls were primarily found in […]

What famous historical figure's favorite gemstone was peridot?
6 years, 9 months ago 1

According to legend peridot was one of the favorite gemstones of Cleopatra and that some of her “emeralds” were actually peridot.  It’s been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years, and is mentioned in the Bible under the name of chrysolite. Peridot is believed to bring good luck, peace, and success.  Its alleged powers […]

What are rhinestones and how did they get their name?
6 years, 10 months ago 1

A rhinestone is a crystal or natural-glass stone. For thousands of years people have collected natural and created glass stones for their natural beauty. The Czech Republic and Austria are the two areas from which most rhinestones come. The rhinestones got their name from the Rhine River which has banks bordering Austria and Germany.

The Origins of Jewelry
7 years, 1 month ago 0
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Have you ever wondered when people started to wear jewelry? Fortunately, researchers can help answer this question. The first jewelry was made from readily available natural materials including animal teeth, bone, various types of shells, carved stone and wood. Initially, these items may have been used to fasten articles of clothing together and perhaps adapted […]

Early Jewelry
7 years, 1 month ago 2
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Early forms of jewelry were made with flowers, beads, horns and claws of animals, today, all kinds of materials are being used. Some of the earliest forms of jewelry were amulets usually worn for protection by the males. Red coral beads, amber beads and fossils from cone trees were not just used as jewelry items; […]