The history of jewelry is a fascinating and exciting process that interests not only professionals, but also amateurs. In fact, since ancient times, the creation of jewelry was considered a real art. The first person to put a flexible twig ring on his finger or to decorate himself with a shell necklace is the first nameless jeweler that arouses our admiration. After all, it was not enough for him to live an ordinary life: the creation of jewelry helped him to express himself, his need for a sense of beauty. Many centuries have passed since then, but even now mankind continues to create fantastic beauty, enclosed in jewelry. There is obviously no end to this process – just as there is no end to our whole life.
The history of jewelry is far from simply listing the “trinkets”. This “frivolous” science at first glance can be considered a worthy assistant to history, archeology, sociology and other quite serious disciplines. In fact, the development of world fashion is also the development of world culture. Materials and forms of jewelry, processing methods and design of accessories, change of “precious” trends and tendencies – data on all this help to trace the stages of development of the culture of individual peoples and the whole world throughout our many thousands of years of evolution. That is why the history of jewelry is so interesting to us: in the ancient traditions of jewelry we see our own reflection, and we understand how much we have changed. Continue reading