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A Necklace is a form of jewelry
worn suspended around the neck. It is most commonly made in flexible forms such as a chain,
as a string of beads, pearls, gemstones, or other natural materials, or made of a more
inflexible band of metal embellished with gemstones, pearls, beads, or other techniques
such as engraving, filigree, repoussé, granulation, for example. Lengths of necklaces vary,
and specific types related to extremes in length range from a short choker or dog collar
necklace that fits right around the main portion of the neck to a long neck chain or string
of beads called a sautoir, sometimes worn hanging down to or past the waist.
As with other pieces of jewelry, the Copper Zircon Necklace has been an
important site of decoration for the body but also of communication for the person. As a
valued material culture, necklaces communicate wealth, power, affiliation, prestige, levels
of resources and skill, and elements of identity and position. The durability of jewelry
like necklaces made of metal, glass beads, or gemstones provides an opportunity to
appreciate and understand the technology, cultural practices, artistry, and aesthetics of
other cultures and distant time periods.
A simple necklace made from a string of local organic materials such as shells, teeth,
or bone beads is one of the forms of jewelry adopted by early cultures around the world.
More precious materials from farther away were also valued for early
Necklaces, frequently in the form of beads, such as those of Mediterranean red coral
found in a Neolithic burial in the Alps (circa 4200-3400 B.C.E.). Other early types of
necklace included the torc or torque, an ancient Celtic neckpiece made of twisted metal,
and the lunula, a flat, crescent-shaped and engraved variation of the torc found in Bronze
Age Ireland and Scotland (circa 1800-1500 B.C.E.)
ornaments worn encircling the wrist or upper arm, have been one of the most popular forms
of ornamentation since prehistoric times. Incredibly varied, bracelets are a universal form
of jewelry. Historically and culturally, they have been worn singly or in multiples by both
genders. Bracelets have been used for protective and decorative purposes, in rituals, and
to indicate one's social status.
Materials for bracelets are innumerable. People from all cultures across the globe
have used indigenous or imported materials, man-made, and natural materials to make them.
While the majority are made from metals, they also have been made from insect secretions
(such as lac), rattan, wood, feathers, tortoiseshell, horn, teeth, tusks, feathers,
leather, and stone. Man-made materials include glass, faience, enamel, ceramic, and
plastic. Ancient Egyptians used bone and pebbles, adorned with finely worked beads and
pendants of jasper, turquoise, alabaster, lapis lazuli, cornelian, and feldspar. In Eastern
cultures, folk jewelry was often made of horn, brass, beads, and copper, while more
expensive and finer quality Copper Zirconium Bracelets were designed of mother-of-pearl, gold, and
silver. Skillful jewelers in China were able to make bracelets cut from a single piece of
jade. In India, the patwa (jewelry maker) often creates bracelets from braiding, knotting,
twisting, or wrapping yarns made of cotton, silk, wool, or metallic fibers.
Typically a bold fashion ring is worn
on the hand opposite the one you had wear a wedding ring, either on the ring finger or
middle finger. But you will probably see celebrities and models also wearing them on their
index and pinky fingers; or on four or five fingers at once! Whatever feels right to you is
the way to go. However, if you are unsure, your best bet is to give this big ring some
breathing room to stand alone on your hand — most designs certainly have the oomph for
that! Also, consider your outfit when wearing a cocktail ring — if the ring has a complex
design, simple, pattern-free clothing often works best as a backdrop.
Many women rock a bold ring during the day, too. To make it appropriate for work, just
tone it down a bit. Choose a ring without gemstones and one that is on the smaller size.
The big ring can make accessorizing an outfit a simple task — just one piece is needed to
let your personality and originality come through.
Earrings, ornaments decorating the
ears, have been one of the principal forms of jewelry throughout recorded history. The term
usually refers to ornaments worn attached to the earlobes, though in the late twentieth
century it expanded somewhat to include ornaments worn on other parts of the ear, such as
ear cuffs, and is used to describe pieces of jewelry in earring form, even when they are
worn through piercings in other parts of the body (for example, in the nose). The most
common means of attaching earrings to the earlobes has been to pierce holes in the lobes,
through which a loop or post may be passed. But a variety of other devices have also been
used, including spring clips, tensioning devices such as screw backs, and, for particularly
heavy earrings, loops passing over the top of the ear or attaching to the hair or
Add a Body Chain to your swimsuit
ensemble and show off that fabulous midriff. There are several styles available, from
delicate and barely noticeable to wide and musical, like those of the belly dancers. Find
your perfect fit, and wear your chain with a cropped top or your favorite bikini for an