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  • 1. All About Earrings There are all types of earrings - chandelier earrings, dangle earrings, hoop earrings, stud earrings, button earrings, and droplet earrings to name just a few. Earrings come in all types of materials and metals. Gold, silver, gemstones, plastics, Bakelite, copper diamonds, paste, pearls, faux stones, or glass. The list goes on and on. What ever your desires there is a pair of earrings out there waiting for you.

2. Earring History The oldest earrings ever unearthed by archaeologists were discovered in Iraq in the royal graves and date to about 2,500 BC. Back to 3000 BC there were two types of earrings: the hoop, and the more elaborate pendant. From 1559 B.C. to 1085 B.C. in Egypt earplugs became very fashionable. These types of piercings and earrings are seen even on King Tutankhamen. 3. All About Necklaces Other early examples of ornamented beads have been found in Egypt. These beads are indicative of an advanced art. Glass beads were highly colored and beads of pottery were glazed with blue and green. Although the twelfth dynasty produced a type of large, fine, round beads, it was the eighteenth dynasty where the beadwork reached its highest point of perfection. Due to the roman intervention, glass was used in the same principle as Millefiori glass. 4. History of Necklaces Necklaces, handsome and richly ornamented, were a principal part of the dress, both of men and women, among the ancient Egyptians; and some idea of the number of jewels they wore. may be formed from those borrowed by the Israelites at the time of the Exodus, and by the paintings of Thebes. They consisted of gold or of beads, of various qualities and shapes, disposed according to fancy and enriched with jewels. 5. All About Bracelets Bracelets range from inexpensive to extremely pricey, and can be made from a variety of different materials such as plastic, metals (including precious metals such as silver, gold and platinum, and often come studded with jewels. 6. History Of BraceletsThe earliest bracelets date back to around 2500 BC and were those worn by the Sumerians in southern Mesopotamia. Bracelets, necklaces, anklets, finger rings and ear rings made the women of Sumer into show windows of their husband's prosperity. Bracelets were found in the tombs of Ur where it was customary to bury royalty with their jewelry and unfortunately their poor servants. By about 2000 BC, in Ancient Egypt, bracelets emerged as major pieces of jewelry. Bracelets were found in the ruins from the Vesuvius eruption in Pompeii in 79 AD. It was during the age of the Egyptian Pharaohs that charm bracelets were first seen although charms themselves dated back as far as the Neolithic era when men would gather unusual bits of wood or pieces of stone which would be carried about their person in order to ward off their enemies. So these charms were considered lucky charms and powerful protectors against evil. 7. Credits