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The History of Necklaces

August 13, 2012
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The first man-made objects for wearing around the neck were beads; though they can serve no useful purpose unless they are made into some type of ornament to be worn. The most common use of beads is in the form of a necklace.

Early examples of ornamented beads have been found in Egypt, and those beads are indicative of an advanced art. The beads were made of glass and were highly colored. Even beads of pottery were glazed with blue and green to resemble the glass beads. Much like the Egyptians, the Romans preferred beads made of glass.  As history went on, terra-cotta beads became popular.  They were carved and made of amber, amethyst, and quartz.

Eventually, beads weren’t the only object people wore around their necks. They started adding precious stones and pendants along with the beads. These chains became symbolic of power and honor. Some people even wore pendants as a way of curing or preventing evil and danger. Pendants were the most popular at the close of the fifteenth century.

In the sixteenth century, fashion changed and necklaces were replaced with ribbons. This was a better alternative than beaded necklaces because of the clothing being worn at that time. During the middle ages, chains without any beads or pedants became popular. Goldsmiths would link together gold, enamel, and rare jewels to form the chains.

The most noted characteristic of a necklace is its flexibility.  Though the details may have changed throughout time, the idea of wearing a necklace has always been part of human history.

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