The necklace is one of the most charming ornaments, loved and appreciated by women as a symbol of femininity. Its origin is lost in history and probably represents one of the first accessories to enhance the feminine beauty that mankind has discovered. His appearance is documented by archaeological excavations in prehistoric times. This article enables you to discover the most fashionable models, different materials can be made a necklace and places, even virtual, where the best buys. We discover together how to choose the most appropriate necklace at all times.
HISTORY OF THE NECKLACE
Since ancient times, man has tried the desire to adorn themselves, to provide valuable accessories to enrich their personality, to acquire social status, in order to distinguish itself further to the commissioning of Bravo. Already in prehistoric times, even before they were created forms of clothing, were highly coveted shells, fish teeth and tusks of mammoths, which were carved, smoothed and shaped to be worn, often in the form of a necklace, as an element of discrimination, but also as amulets against the forces of evil.
Ornament and superstition were united in a bond intended to come loose, but not yet to melt completely, at the golden age, when in Egypt (5000 BC) starts melting metals, particularly gold, which was considered the meat of the Sun God Ra. Processing techniques take away more refined more and more, until the stones are combined gold, enamels and ceramics to further enrich the jewels.
In any case, at the Egyptians and before that at the Phoenician, the golden chain was one of the most popular jewelry, both by women than by men, and also inancient Rome was used, despite restrictions on Senatorial to the fairer sex, so the necklace was not to exceed 15 grams of gold.
From here on out it’s all a crescendo of jewelry arts increasingly refined, from Greek and Roman style glyptic art up to the stories of Marco Polo Oriental techniques and jewelry by Charlemagne, which is reminiscent of the famous transparent sapphire pendant. In any case, until the middle ages the rotors were exclusive of the monarchs, who exercised on gems and jewelry a divine right, and it is only at the end of 1200 that jewelers start producing jewelry not only real target, thanks to the gift that Charles VII of France made the real-not Lady – Agnès Sorel, whose was infatuated.
And in the Renaissance is the desire to live and beautifying oneself, to match the jewelry to clothing, especially the pendant, which was the most in vogue at that time: chain and pendant to be harmonized with the figure and image of the person. And the jewel becomes a means to express appreciation and gratitude among noblewomen triggers the gem hunt more researched, and passion for the genre appears just not going to run out, while it is true that Queen Victoria it was passionate, if it is true that arose the custom insert into pendants the strands of hair of loved ones.
More and more styles, more and more importance, up to the present day, where the pearl necklaces are the result of the intersection between materials, gems, techniques and creativity, according to ALLUNITCONVERTERS.
With particular reference to chain, or series, we saw that in ancient times has experienced a period of splendor that has lasted a long time, even in the Byzantine society, where the addition of the meaning of clearly defined social group membership.
In the 17th century, moment of forgetfulness, but great return heads high with the Baroque, when you add chain pendants – of all shapes and colors – and hence never goes out of style. It is not uncommon to see women in the paintings of the first twentieth century the glint of a necklace, this time devoted to elegance and simplicity. Nowadays there are designer models, models made with precious materials and other ‘ normal ‘ materials, designer clothes and artistic or worked by craftsmen, with pending or not. No limit to your imagination.
THE NECKLACE IN THE LEGENDS
Hagar the slave
After seven years of marriage in which Sara fails to give a son to her husband Abraham, asks her slave Hagar to conceive with Abraham and then leave her son, according to a law of time. After childbirth, however, Agar becomes superb and Sara hunt in the wilderness and makes them Pierce earlobes for scarring, making silver circles similar to those of the sheep; but the gimmick has the opposite effect, because Agar talking shop with a flourish and was soon imitated by all the women of the tribe. At that point, Sara makes her wrists and ankles to tighten bangles, but again rather than making the inferiority makes her a role model.
The scandal of the necklace
France, 18th century Court of Queen Marie Antoinette. Two Parisian Jewelers create a collier of gemstones for sale at Louis XV’s favorite, but fail to finish it before the death of the King, then try then to appeal to the Queen, but she refuses for unspecified reasons, and then makes its way a Dumpy figure, the Countess de Valois, which takes advantage of the naivety of the Cardinal de Rohan, anxious to secure the favour of Marie Antoinette, to let him buy the expensive necklace. Actually the necklace is stolen by the husband of the Countess and brought to London with the money disbursed by the unsuspecting Cardinal: eventually you will discover everything and the Countess will have the fate it deserves, with the arrest and life imprisonment, while the necklace … well, the series seems to have been sold in London for a mind-boggling figure.