Jewellery is the most valued possession by women. More than property, education, or any other aspect, people consider jewellery to be a necessary belonging to a woman. Jewellery is considered to make a woman look beautiful, and gives her a status. Some countries consider it really important that a girl should have jewellery to consider her eligible to get married. It is significant and reflects the culture of the person wearing the jewellery. The use of jewellery goes back as old as time and has been worn for many generations.
Types of Jewellery
Jewelleries can be made of many elements. These elements can be gold, silver, platinum, or even nickel, and many other alloys and synthetic ones. Jewelleries are universally different and can be made in different shapes, sizes, designs and colours. They can be worn on fingers, on the ear, around the neck, wrist or anywhere you like. Some of these jewelleries are earrings, rings, chains, bangles, bracelets, anklets and many more. The value of a jewellery varies from the material it is made to its weight.
Jewelleries are made to be beautiful by adding colours to it. Adding colour to jewellery does not mean that they are painted, but it means that various types of stones such as diamonds, American diamonds and gemstones have been used to decorate them. The more valuable the stones are, the more expensive the jewellery is.
Home of Expensive Jewels
Almost all of these precious stones are extracted from underground ores and minerals. Highly trained individuals risk their life to extract these stones. They dig tunnels all the way to the bottom until they find these stones. They use mine pumps and other equipment to help them and carry out this process. These people are called miners. Some miners have even lost their life because of the mud sliding down and the tunnels shutting down and burying them alive.
Types and Uses of Gems
Some of these precious gemstones are ruby, sapphire, amethyst, pyrite, emerald, and turquoise. People do not use these stones only for jewellery, these stones have been used for various other pieces as well. Back in the day, it has been used to give value to everything the kings and queens used. They were used to design and decorate the kitchen ware and even other designer ware that were used to decorate the Palace.
Change in the Love for Jewellery
Jewels have also been used to give a grand look to clothing. Since most of these precious stones are expensive, there are now synthetic ones that look alike and gives people who cannot afford these stones to wear duplicates of them. Jewelleries are also used for marriage proposals and engagements. However, compared to before very few people base their marriage approvals on jewellery. Most people from the current generation normally prefer small, charming jewellery, though some cultures still continue the olden day trend of jewelleries being important for a girl.