We always found the origins of charms and silver charm bracelets very interesting. We have read that they originally started many years ago in ancient times to ward off bad spirits. They originally started off by being made of only rocks, shells and bones, but later progressed to materials such as nicer rocks, gemstones and even wood. They must have been really heavy to wear back then for sure and luckily someone came up with the idea to make them smaller. Imaging walking around with a charm bracelet that had a dinosaur bone on it or a piece of a tree! During the Roman Empire they would wear tiny fish charms to identify themselves and in Egypt they would be worn for good luck in various shapes.
Palm Tree Charm
We even read that people would wear these to show a certain political or religious conviction for themselves of the family they belong to. Queen Victoria was one of the first people in Europe to make the charm bracelet fashionable to signify various events in her life. Soldiers used to even buy charms to send home to relatives to show the places they were stationed around the world. It wasn’t really until around 1950 that it became mainstream to collector different types of charms to signify special events in your life, even though it had been done for many years before. The trend went away and had a resurgence over almost the last 20 years. Charm bracelets and the gold or silver charms on them seem to be a timeless way to commemorate times in your life and will be around a very long time.
It seems pretty obvious, but makes you think how it started and why people feel the ways they do about gold jewelry overall. It has always been seen in modern culture as a status symbol, but so many people wear it just because of the beautiful designs. Imagine a couple going out to dinner and the man giving the woman a loaf of bread instead of something like gold earrings or a silver chain for a present. It might go over well in some places, but most of the time we feel that the jewelry would have a better response. A man might be happy getting something like a new power tool or ladder, but he would probably enjoy a watch much more in most cases.
Gold Diamond Cut Earrings
It has been countless years since the idea of giving jewelry started. Maybe in caveman times, the men could come home with dinosaur bones and the women would be happy. We are pretty sure even back then if he brought home a necklace made of just rocks she would have a smile on her face. Actually, even now everyone is happy to have a spontaneous gift brought home to them, so maybe that wasn’t the best example. We are sure you get the idea of what we are saying about jewelry being fun to wear though. Overall it really is the thought that counts, so any type of gold jewelry such as necklaces, chains, bracelets, earrings or anything you bring home should be greatly appreciated.
We started thinking about why people started wearing gold chains for women and men and found some interesting information about it. You know how cavemen used to wear things like animal teeth, stones or shells around their neck in the movies…Well, that’s actually how it all began! They would find these cool items and save them, so when in the caves they had something to do to pass the time. That last part was a guess, but makes sense. Many years later older generations would start to include stones with color and include stones that had metal in them as well.
Gold Rope Chain
Eventually the Egyptians became known for using gold beads to accent these pieces to make them even more beautiful. Then even further along ancient Greeks would start to set stones of color into the gold to hold them in place. Eventually the jewelry became a status symbol among the wealthy. Now 14kt gold and silver chains have evolved into so many beautiful styles, because of the diverse selection. Jewelry Megastore is proud to continue the tradition of offering gold chains for men and women in styles such as Box, Rope, Pendant, Figaro, Curb and so many more.
The history or Mother’s Day is dated way back to the ancient Greek and Roman times. Many say that the true start of a holiday was with a celebration called Mothering Sunday in the UK. In the United States Mother’s Day really started to snowball when Julia Ward suggested it be a day of peace in 1872. Since then it has become very commercialized into a holiday celebrated in 46 countries around the world with flowers and jewelry for gifts.
It’s a day that has been created to make your mother feel special by reminding her you love and appreciate her. Many people give gifts including flowers and gold, silver or diamond jewelry for Mother’s Day. Gold hear pendants are a great way to symbolize love as well. Although we all know that just saying hello and telling her how much you appreciate her is probably all she wants, but nice jewelry will give her an extra smile for sure.
Sterling Silver has become a popular metal of choice in the creation of jewelry over the years. Designers find it an extremely dependable metal in all designs with both flexibility of design and the overall luster. The use of the metal in Sterling Silver jewelry has been around for centuries. The metal everyone has come to know is made up of 92.5% pure silver and usually 7.5% of copper to increase durability. It’s become a second popular choice to gold jewelry because it’s so reasonably priced and has a similar beauty. The wide array of styles available include men’s and women’s silver chains including an array of sterling silver earrings, bracelets, pendant and charms. The metal is great for setting all types of stones as well including Cubic Zirconia or CZ’s as many people call them now. It’s easy to care for silver jewelry, especially when Rhodium plated so it will increase the lifetime luster. The design possibilities are only as endless as your imagination.