In many cultures, Jewellery is used as a temporary body modifier
Earrings are form of body modifications, as they are accommodated by creating a small hole in the ear. At Padaung in Myanmar place women’s wear large golden rings around their necks. From as early as 5 years old, girls are introduced to their first neck ring. Over the years, more rings are added. In addition to the twenty-plus pounds of rings on her neck, a woman will also wear just as many rings on her calves too. At their extent, some necks modified like this can reach 10-15 inches long.
In some cases, hooks or even objects as large as bike bars being placed into the recipient’s skin. Although this procedure is often carried out by tribal or semi-tribal groups, often acting under a trance during religious ceremonies, this practice has seeped into western culture. Most often, these hooks are used in conjunction with pulleys to hoist the recipient into the air. This practice is said to give an erotic feeling to the person and some couples have even performed their marriage ceremony whist being suspended by hooks. Lip plates are worn by the African Mursi and Sara people, as well as some South American peoples.
Diamonds are the hardest of precious stones
The word 'diamond' itself is a derivative of the Greek word adamas, which means 'unconquerable'. The diamonds rarity and natural beauty have contributed to making it such an extraordinary and magical gift. Diamonds are the hardest of precious stones. Many people are confused as to how a diamond is priced. It is the undiminished beauty of diamonds.
This does not mean that a diamond cannot be damaged only that they are difficult to damage requiring a very precise strike in an exact location in order to damage the surface. And that has made them so highly prized throughout several centuries. Diamonds continue to hold a deep fascination. As the diamonds is world’s ultimate symbol of love.
Pendants are stylish ornament
Pendants are stylish ornament loved by people of all ages. They are available in a number of materials, designs and shapes. Religious pendants made from gold and decorated with diamonds look beautiful. Pure gold pendants are preferred by a lot of people. They look charming and sophisticated. These jewellery items are shaped like crosses and crucifixes in different variations.
These jewelry articles are excellent to be given away as precious and unforgettable gifts on special occasions. They are available in the price range of $300 to $1000 depending on their size and the number of stones used. These jewelry articles are not very expensive. They are unique and also look gorgeous. Solitaire and three-stone designs are very common. The best thing about diamond ornaments is that it can be worn with any kind of attire. Many of these jewelry articles are composed of sterling silver and 14k white gold. Diamond pendants set in 14k yellow and white gold is simply irresistible.