Historically, the birth of first-ever-made jewellery was mostly functional as they were to fasten the dresses and robes. Gold, diamond and colourful precious stone brooches were used by the Romans to secure their drapes. The evolution of jewellery furthered by favouring symbolism over functionality. Christian Cross and Jewish Star brooches typified respective religious faiths. Marriage between a couple began being represented by engagement rings. Ornaments, pronouncing an individual’s hierarchical status were worn in the form of enlarged colourful headgears and necklaces across various regions. India stands the most special mention in the longest history of jewellery making. It has cradled most of the world’s largest precious stones including monumental diamonds. The distinguished Hope diamond which is rumoured to be cursed, weighing 45.52 carats originated in Kollur, India. In 1,500 BC, while most of the world was fascinated with gold the Indus Valley Civilization had already mastered the art of gem-setting. Their people wore jewellery made of gold, shell, glass and metals embellished with beige, indigo and green stones.

Leave a Reply

Notify of