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The Origin of Jewelry

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Have you ever wondered who first thought of placing a rock on their body? Pinpointing where the custom began is quite hard but it may be linked to the traditions of remote civilizations, where they buried the dead with their richest garments and ornaments. So let’s take a deeper look at it.

The Beginning

 Jewels have always been present in human culture. Even before metals and minerals were being used, when humans first started using clothing and tools, they had some sort of jewelry that was made from any sort of material available. The settlement along the rivers began, and it was what led to the development of agriculture, animal husbandry, and, indirectly, the discovery of mineral deposits.

The Evolution

Through the years, little forms and variations of jewelry blossomed until there were ornaments for every part of the body.

The ancient Egyptians made bracelets using many gemstones namely and commonly known today as amethyst, carnelian, green feldspar, and turquoise.

The ancient Bahrainis made what is now a 4000-year-old pearl and gold earring, the oldest piece ever found in their civilization.

The ancient Greeks copied Eastern Motifs at first until they developed their own style based from their beliefs in the gods and symbols.

By the time of the ancient Romans, most gemstones we use today had already been discovered. They treated them with respect as they believed in their myth and magic.

Upon the widespread adoption of Christianity, their burial rites replacing the custom of burying the dead with all their jewelry, so by the dawn of the 8th century, almost the only important gold products still around are those preserved in abbeys and cathedral treasures, very few of those are actually pieces of jewelry.

The Present

After millennia of using decorative items and extensive years of metallurgy and gem processing, we are therefore confident to say that jewels will forever remain an integral part of humanity and our entire civilization. Now, if you want to have your very own well-crafted jewelry for all occasions, you can get the finest quality from IMG. We, at IMG can help you celebrate every special occasion with fine jewelry. We the largest importer of loose diamonds in Northeast Ohio and is known around the world for the quality of our designs.  No matter what the occasion, you can count on our experts at IMG Jewelers to provide you with the most beautifully designed fine jewelry.  Contact us now to help make your dreams come true.

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