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JEWELRY AND CULTURE

Published In: ROOT Created Date: 2015-06-13 Comment: 0

THROUGHOUT HISTORY JEWELRY HAS PLAYED A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN CULTURE.  ITS ESSENCE IS IMMERSED IN THE CREATIVITY OF DESIGNERS AND CRAFT PERSONS

ITS PORTRAYAL CAN BE EXUBERANT OR VERY SIMPLE RUNNING THE WHOLE RAINBOW OF POSSIBILITIES, REFLECTING THE TIMES AND SOCIAL STATUS OF THE WEARERS.

LOVE OF BEAUTY, A QUEST FOR POWER AND DEEP SENTIMENTS ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE STIMULI TO WEAR A PIECE OF JEWELRY.  THE DESIRE TO BE ADORNED AND AT THE SAME TIME TO BE DIFFERENT AND STAND OUT FROM OTHERS HAS A GREAT ENERGY.   ON THE OTHER HAND. WEARING A DISTINCTIVE PIECE OF JEWELRY CAN ALSO BE A SYMBOL OF UNITY LIKE IN MASONS, UNIVERSITIES, FRATERNITIES, ETC. PRODUCING A UNIFIED ENERGY STRONGER THAN THE ISOLATED ONE.

JEWELRY ALSO HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN RELIGIONS, WHERE SYMBOLS ARE ABUNDANT, AND REPRESENT POWER AND UNITY...THE CROSS, THE DAVID STAR, THE OPEN HAND (HAMAS), THE PROTECTIVE EYE AND MANY OTHERS.

AT EACH PERIOD IN DIFFERENT CULTURES JEWELRY ITEMS REVEAL WHAT IS OCURRING IN THE WORLD.  THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT HELP TO ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND ARCHEOLOGISTS IN UNDERSTANDING HOW PEOPLE LIVED IN BYGONE CULTURES.

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