Friday, July 15, 2011

Jewelry, Ooh La La!

Note: Paige is doing a special guest post on Friday because I'm too busy this weekend. Usually I will post only on Saturdays.

So have you ever thought about jewelry's history? Probably not. But the truth is, people have been wearing and creating it for thousands of years.

So I was thinking about that today (history buff), and here are some of the facts that I learned. :) 

  • Jewelry (the word itself) is derived from the Latin word jocale, which means plaything
  • The first jewelry was made from natural materials such as animal bone, teeth, and shells
  • Jewelry was made as a symbol for status and wealth (sound familiar?)
  • Around 40,000 BC humans began making their own jewlery to sell in the market
  • Metal was not used in jewelry for thousands of years, until humans gained the knowledge to use it
 So there's your jewlery facts! Hopefully this didn't bore you :)

Thanks for reading my crazy thoughts,
Paige <3

1 comment:

  1. It means playthings? O.o Then I have lots of playthings.


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