Egyptians, men and women, both rich and poor wore forms of jewelry. It served decorative, religious, and magical purposes. Some were worn as amulets, or charms, believed to help the wearer in the afterlife. Gold, semi-precious stone, and even colored glass were common.They weren’t the only ones. You may encounter the art of body adornment in other antique cultures like greeks ,chinese ,mongolians ,japanese and aztecs. In some tribes in Africa body adorning has still religious and magical purposes.
Fashion today is reviving the art of body adornment. Young labels from India , like Outhouse and Valliyan are proving that it’s time to update your understand of what jewelry means.
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