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Whatever look you go for, your outfit isn’t complete without a little bijoux! Not only do they take your outfit to the next level, they are a great way of adding personality to your look. They come in so many colours and styles and have captured the world’s imagination for as long as we can remember. Read on and discover the wonderful world of accessories, their origins, the latest trends, style tips, and much, more. If you are looking to spice up your casual office look or need something a little more elegant for a black-tie event, look no further than the fantastic deals we have on cheap women’s jewellery on Lesara!
Where did jewellery originate from?
Jewellery has always been a part of human culture. A hundred thousand years ago, jewels were produced from a variety of different materials such as wood, stone, seashell and feather. The advancement in technology over time meant that budding artisans could manipulate precious metals and gems into a work of art that would eventually inspire cultures all over the world. A lot of the practices used back then can be seen in popular jewellery today. The following countries are earmarked as the pioneers of modern day design:
- Egypt: Ancient Egyptians set the standards for metal craft, gem collecting and glass manufacturing. They have a long tradition for producing jewellery and laid the foundations for many civilizations that followed them, particularly within Europe.
- India: Jewels had such a large influence in India, that they are literally ingrained into their culture, both through their daily life and religion. They were the first to conquer the art of gold extraction, developing art, generations before the great mining period. This made them a particularly popular destination for foreign trading. As history will tell us, many European civilizations were drawn to the country for their natural resources.
- China: China was a pioneer of the arts and their influence slowly spread across the whole of Asia. Their respect for natural beauty and their ability to capture picturesque scenery, animals and mystical dragons gave a lot of inspiration for designers around the world. Whatever catwalk you go to, you’ll see trinkets, charms and pendants brimming with oriental vibes.
The psyche behind jewellery
During the 1940s, a psychologist named Abraham Maslow developed the ‘hierarchy of needs’ – a pyramid illustrating an individual’s emotional needs and categorising them on a base of psychological factors such as love/ belongingness, safety, esteem, and self-actualisation. Jewellery is a very good anecdote for this concept.