Man made jewellery began with the idea of using shells as a form of symbolism

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It is ironic to think that jewellery has been around in its most basic form at the same time as tools were discovered by early man.

Mens jewellery was an integral part of ancient cultures and so on to this day men want to wear silver jewellery designed especially

for them. Man made jewellery began with the idea of using shells Tiffany Key Rings  as a form of symbolism. Dating back tens of thousands of years

shells were discovered in Europe that had been crafted into beads. From these humble beginnings mens jewellery has developed and

evolved into the many choices we have today. Many different types of material were used to create jewellery including teeth and

bones from animals, shells, wood and stone carved into shapes by hand. In time these were eclipsed by precious metals such as

silver but the ancient inspirations remain intact to this day with the use of languages engraved into modern silver jewellery.

The earliest jewellery known to man was made from shells. They were discovered in Africa and thought to be over one hundred

thousand years old. Todays modern fashion trends are influenced by the aged look in both clothing and jewellery. Using specialist

techniques the appearance of aging can be produced. The fundamental reason that jewellery was originally invented was entirely a

practical one. Pins were created to simply fasten clothing together securely. Tiffany Money Clips  It was after this that the items were designed with

adornment in mind. Decorating the body with silver became a fast growing trend for everyone. Mens jewellery has all ways been worn

as a symbol of success and still continues to be so to this day. Jewellery was also worn by men to ward off evil and protect

against medical conditions.

The ancestors of Homo Sapiens began making jewellery over forty thousand years ago when they started living in Europe. The dawn of

mass jewellery making had begun. Originally mens jewellery was quite crude in design and was created by prehistoric man using many

differing materials including stone, teeth, bones and shells. Jewellery made from metals first appeared about seven thousand years

ago with copper being the first to appear. Nowadays silver jewellery is the most Tiffany Bracelets  popular for men but when it was first available on

the high street many men considered it effeminate. This however changed in the forties with the advent of modern designs especially

created for men. Mens jewellery has gone through quite a significant change over the last few decades starting off in the nineteen

forties with the introduction of retro modern styling choices using curves. These curves have evolved into more organic styling

ideas and today's modern jewellery has took this idea even further. The history Tiffany On Sale  of mens jewellery continued to develop through the

hippie era in the late sixties influenced by American crafts from the native red Indians. From then on in the seventies sterling

silver became popular for men and has since become the number one choice.

John Lewis runs a website that features unusual silver jewellery that is handcrafted in the UK.

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