Has There Always Been Bling?

According to Wikipedia:
Bling-bling, often shortened to just bling, is "flashy jewelry worn especially as an indication of wealth or status; broadly: expensive and ostentatious possessions" such as grills and designer bags. The term arose as localized slang, but grew into a cultural mainstay. Prominent examples of bling-bling include a large cross necklace or Jesus piece..

 What is the Bling era?
Some believe that the bling era started in 2002 and ended around 2010 ish. ... Arguably the album that ushered in the bling era, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, and Shay Haley teamed up in 1999 to work on the album releasing in 2001 initially but was re-released in 2002 to be shipped out worldwide. But our research has found that there has always been a "bling" of sorts used as adornments through-out the ages.

Prehistoric

prehistoricEven primatives sought to adorn themselves with objects they valued, such as beads, feathers, teeth, and carved woods and bones.

Modern Styles

modernStyles now are varied to include nearly every motif ever used by jewelry designers throughout  the miillennia.

Classical Styles

Classical designs (often referred to as Hellenic) are popular since they 'fit' into almost any occasion.classic

To Wear or Not to Wear?

Must we always wear jewelry?

Not everyone needs to wear jewelry since there are times when it may be inappropriate or even unwarranted. Follow the information itemized below for guidance of when wearing jewelry becomes unnecessary:

9 Times You Shouldn't Wear Jewelry


You love your jewelry. We know that. It’s hard not to love something so beautiful and sentimental. But just because you’re completely enamored with your favorite jewelry pieces doesn’t mean you should wear them all the time. After all, you want your jewelry to last for a long time. So that means taking proper care of your pieces, including choosing when to wear them and when to leave them at home. Doing so will ensure you spend less time getting your jewelry repaired and more time enjoying your favorite pieces. These are the nine times you should not wear your jewelry:

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  1. Swimming. Whether in the pool or at the beach, you should never swim with your jewelry on. Cold water can cause your fingers to shrink, increasing your chances of accidentally losing a ring. Chlorine can also weaken or damage metal.
  2. Cleaning. Certain cleaning solutions contain chemicals that can damage the surface of less durable gemstones. These chemicals can also discolor white gold jewelry.
  3. Getting ready in the morning. Makeup, lotion, and hair products can accumulate on your jewelry over time, causing your pieces to appear dull.
  4. can also discolor white gold jewelry.
  5. Getting ready in the morning. Makeup, lotion, and hair products can accumulate on your jewelry over time, causing your pieces to appear dull.
  6. can also discolor white gold jewelry.
  7. Getting ready in the morning. Makeup, lotion, and hair products can accumulate on your jewelry over time, causing your pieces to appear dull.
  8. Gardening. There are several reasons why you’re going to want to avoid wearing jewelry while you garden. The first is that dirt and other debris can become trapped in settings, making your jewelry appear dirty. And if you think that wearing gloves will protect your rings, you may want to reconsider. Rings can accidentally fall off when removing gloves and the wearer may not notice right away. Another reason to avoid wearing jewelry while you garden is that fertilizers can negatively impact the finish on a jewelry piece. And finally, just like lifting weights while exercising can cause rings to bend out of shape, working with gardening tools can as well.
  9. Showering. When you shower or bathe with your jewelry on, you risk the chance of your pieces accidentally falling off and disappearing down the drain. It’s also important to note that soap and hard water can leave a residue on your jewelry, making them appear dull. Similarly, showering with your gold or platinum pieces can diminish their shine and showering with your sterling silver jewelry can cause those pieces to tarnish faster. Certain shampoos and conditioners also contain chemicals that can weaken the metal