|History of Sparkling Jewels!!|
|Jewelry was made of leather or reeds strung with pebbles, berries, feathers, shells, or animal bones. People wore jewelry for religious reasons. Certain jewelry could prevent sickness and protect them from bad luck. People started to make jewelry from ivory, wood, and metal. People also used silver, copper, and bronze. In 3500 B.C., gold heated with fire could be pounded into thin sheets and then shaped. By the 2000's B.C., Egyptians used gemstones for making bracelets, brooches, headdresses, pendents, and rings. They believed jewelry had magical powers and believed it would bring them good luck.
The Romans loved jewelry. Rings made of gold, jet, and other materials were worn by both male and female. Sometimes they put a lot on the same finger!
Cavemen made simple jewelry of animal teeth, claws, and bones. They also made jewelry from seeds, stones, and feathers.
Necklaces were the most common kinds of prehistoric ornaments. Gold was and still is a favorite metal for jewelry.
|Gold was used a lot because of its warm, glowing color. As early as 4000 B.C., the metal was known to the ancient Egyptians who made ornaments of gold.They also made copper , soapstone, camelian, and lapis lazuli.
Greek jewelry was noted for its elegance and grace. Many Greek ornaments were made from gold filigree of wire openwork in naturalistic designs of flowers, leaves, and animals.
Really nice gold ornaments were made by the Etruscans.