Why do we wear jewelry? Usually, it’s because we like how it makes us look and feel – beautiful and confident. That’s not the only reason, though. Often times there’s a much deeper meaning to why we choose to beautify our outfits with jewelry.
Why Our Ancestors Donned Jewelry
For almost 75,000 years, humans adorned themselves with jewelry for different reasons.
Jewelry was often worn by emperors, pharaohs, kings, and queens as a symbol of status, wealth, and power. Only the rich could afford valuable gems and metals like pearls, diamonds, gold, silver, and other precious stones. However, that didn’t keep the less fortunate from embellishing themselves: Throughout the ages, people often created jewelry from leather, wood, shells, seeds, feathers, and other beautiful items they could lay their hands on.
Jewelry was also believed to have supernatural and healing powers. One such example is the ancient Egyptians. A favorite, the Eye of Horus with a green or turquoise stone set as the pupil, represented protection and health.
Evil eye jewelry and talismans, which was first recorded about 5,000 years ago by the Mesopotamians, was believed to protect the wearer from evil forces. This symbol is found in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu cultures.
The sapphire was priced as a sacred stone by the ancient Greeks who often wore this magnificent stone when seeking guidance from the Oracle of Delphi. Sapphires were also believed to promote wisdom and spiritual truth.
The Deeper Meaning of Jewelry
Today, jewelry is still symbolic to us. An infinity sign depicts everlasting love, and jewelry are often worn as a symbol of faith, like a cross to Christianity or yin-yang to Buddhists.
We also wear jewelry as a way to express ourselves or to make a statement. With so many different designs and materials to choose from, we select something that we like, although we often can’t exactly explain why we like it.
We collect jewelry from our travels to remind us of the good times we’ve had and the people we’ve met along the way.
Jewelry often has personal significance, like the heirloom pearl necklace your Grandma gave you or a wedding ring passed down from one generation to the next. But jewelry doesn’t have to be passed down from a relative to have personal significance. A bracelet a husband bought for his wife or wedding jewelry you bought for yourself are representations of the love we have for each other.
Similarly, graduation jewelry is a symbol of our achievements and the endurance we had for sticking to our commitments even through difficult times.
Graduation Jewelry: A Testament to Your Achievements
Graduation Day is a significant milestone in many young women’s lives. Why don’t you choose pearl jewelry to stand testament to your achievements this year?
Visit our shop to find pearl jewelry to your taste to complete your outfit and to act as a reminder of what you’ve achieved.