More Information about Jewellery
There’s been evidence to suggest jewellery has been an important aspect of culture right from the very first humans, around 100,000 years ago. Back then, our ancestors used bone, wood, feathers, animal skin and semi-precious stones, such as obsidian, to create eye catching pieces which were used to signify status, wealth, social class and power. That last part is still true today - though the materials differ somewhat. Ever since expert artisans first discovered metallurgic methods and gem processing, the most sought after jewellery has been made using metals and stones such as gold, silver and diamonds. These days jewellery is big business, with many people opting for attractive and expensive pieces as the gift of choice for birthdays, Christmas and other big occasions. And, of course, jewellery can symbolise love and affection, and, as such, is used to mark specific romantic occasions especially for weddings, anniversaries and Valentine’s Day.