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Ancient civilization of Egypt has known to have a mystical and mysterious nature. The legacy and mythology of this civilization has been carried over centuries. The engagement and contribution of people in the science and arts has been cherished all around the globe. Reflection of these symbols of their culture can be observed in the jewelry that they wore and created. In ancient Egypt people of both genders and all classes wore jewelry. Personal adornments such as necklaces, pendants, cuffs, bracelets and amulets were common to the Egyptian people. Although Jewelry was worn by people across classes, the type and...

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  Jewellery is one of the most vital element in every human being’s life. During the ancient times, there were many different forms of jewellery, some of which were necklaces, rings, bracelets, that were typically made from or contained precious stone or metal. Traditionally, the most widespread influence on jewellery in terms of shape, size, design and style had come from Asia. The most admired artefacts of Chinese jewellery were amulets, headbands, rings and earrings which were worn by both men and women, often to showcase their wealth and status.   The great civilizations of antiquity in the world had shown...

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African Jewelry takes many forms and has a number of functions besides bodily adornment. It can be storage of wealth; amassing gold or precious metals or stones in bracelets and amulets; or it can be a symbol of prestige and power reflecting status in society… or it can just simply be a decorative item used to hold hair back. The oldest African jewelry ever discovered was recently found, in 2004, in the Blombos cave on the southern tip of S. Africa. They are estimated at being over 75,000 years old and are pea-sized, mollusc shell beads that had been pierced. They have worn areas indicating that...

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Asia is probably the continent with the richest culture all over the world. Any reference to Asia by the Westerners marks it as a continent where superstition rules and mysticism is alive. Asians regard this in the positive way, with their belief of the gods. There are varying religions in Asia that make it a convergence of cultures that contribute to its rich history. Such is the history of Japan! So let’s take a look inside the one prominent commonality, that is the presence and significance of jewelry in Japan and its cultural traditions. From as early as 1000 (BCE)...

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It isn’t easy to take a photo of your jewellery using a phone. Your jewellery is shiny, gorgeous and has several intricate details and would look terrible even if they are the tiniest bit blurry. Even for someone with a lot of practice, jewellery can be tricky to capture. So, here are a few things to keep in mind while photographing your jewellery: Although the key is indirect, diffuse light, but different pieces come to life in different conditions. Ditch the flash. It will muck up the picture.  You can make an area of perfect lighting by building a light...

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