A JEWEL: THE PRESENT THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Jewellery has always been a part of human life. The first ornaments were made of animal teeth, bone, feathers, shells and reeds and adorned the bodies of our ancestors. Some of these ancient royal and aristocratic jewels are still preserved in museums. For ages and still today, jewellery reflects belonging to a given social class and represents a sign of wealth.
The necklace is defined as a garment or jewel worn around the neck. Yet the necklace is much more than just a fashion accessory that complements a casual or elegant fashionable dress. For the ancients, a necklace meant much more than just a decorative object. First, the manufacturing process was more complex than today, and jewellery as such was simply used to suggest some form of differentiation or belonging to a distinguished social group or class.
Today, necklaces adorn all necklaces. Offering a necklace as a gift is more than common these days. The necklace carries an important emotional value. We associate this jewel with the one who introduced it to him. That is how mothers leave their necklaces to their daughters and so on. The necklace is passed down from generation to generation as if to perpetuate a family tradition. Even the most common necklace can have a heavy significance when it is a gift from someone who counts.