Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Importance Of Jewellery In Different Cultures

Jewellery is any piece of fine material used to adorn one's self. Jewelry is made out of almost every material known and has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewelry. While high-quality and artistic pieces are made with gemstones and precious metals like pearl, diamond etc, less costly costume jewelry is made from less valuable materials and is mass-produced. Each piece of jewelry whether it is pearl jewellery or any type of jewellery comes with a special message, and at various points of your relationship, you want to make sure that you give the piece that says what you want it to say and not more or less. In fact, depending on the relationship you have with the person you are giving it, too, even if they are not your girlfriend, you have to think about what the jewelry of choice is stating, as in what kind of significance the piece has and what you are communicating when you decide to bestow that piece upon them.

Greece Jewellery
People wear jewelry for reasons varying from a desire to be like a person they admire to a need to be ostentatious and noticed. Some people are now choosing to wear jewelry in order to feel a connection to times past. That may explain the recent popularity of Egyptian Jewelry. Egyptian jewelry was based primarily on symbolism tied to the rich religious beliefs of their culture. Some examples include the fact that green jade is used to represent fertility. They also made extensive use of the scarab. The scarab represents re-birth and jewelry with a scarab was often placed in the tombs of deceased nobles in order to create the means of their movement back to life.

The talismans jewellery represents ancient traditions. A true talisman is a jewelry made according to the movements of the planets and other heavenly objects at a specific time and combine different symbols and metals. The Hamesh hand or Hamsa hand is a popular motif in Jewish jewelry. Arab cultures often refer to it as the Hand of Fatima, which represents the Hand of G-d. The Hamsa serves as an ancient talismanic way of averting the evil eye and providing a "protecting hand" or "Hand of God". The Hamsa appears often in stylized form, as a hand with three fingers raised, and sometimes with two thumbs arranged symmetrically. The symbol is used in amulets, charms, jewelry, door entrances, cars, and other places to ward the evil eye. the Akindra symbols(Jewellery) are now used by many other people, not just exclusively by religious leaders and royalty, the symbols themselves still have significant meanings to the people that use them. Both African jewellery for men and African jewellery for women exist, when worn they hold deep meanings and often have underlying philosophies behind them. African tribal jewellery has become more popular as time has gone on, now widely available, the symbols used can be traced right back to the history of African jewellery and the original Akindra symbols.


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