People originally began to cover their bodies with skins from the animals they hunted for food to shelter themselves from the elements - but jewellery doesn't appear to serve any such purpose - so why then has it become an important part of our psyche??
Picture from National Geographic News.
However, simple adornment may not have been the only reason for the wearing of jewellery - advertising wealth and status, hoarding wealth in the form of precious metals, and using jewellery as coinage to make purchases has been described in many societies.
Initially, 'tumble stones' used to be carried in pockets and pouches, but then it seemed to become important that the stone was in contact with the skin of the wearer. Jewellery makers found a niche market for believers, and prettified them to be worn as a statement. These wands have been made so that the points are free of metal, to allow the energy to flow out of them into the wearer.
Expression of Self
Have you ever thought about why you pick one set of clothing or accessories in favour of another on any given day??
Next week I will visit 'How to Wear Statement Jewellery' - in the meantime, lets take a look at some of the pieces I made at Caprilicious this week.
'Dark star I see you in the morning
Dark star a sleeping next to me
Let the memory of the evening
Be the first thing that you think of
When you open up your smile and see me dark star'
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH --DARK STAR 1977