Crystal Jewelry

Ever since the beginning of civilization, people have been buying and investing in jewelry.  Jewelry is seen in some cultures as a way people can enhance their overall appeal by adorning themselves with jewelry.  Others consider the jewels have the power to protect them from disease and from harm.

Over the years, jewelry has formed a bond with people.  It has become a part of our culture and tradition and will remain a part of our society for years to come.  The function and design of jewelry has changed over the years.  In the early days it was in a simple metal form and has progressed to crystal jewelry and even to synthetic jewelry.  Although the forms of jewelry have changed and jewelry now has different uses and different meanings, jewelry is still a tradition and a part of our culture and is likely to remain so.

Jewelry history can be traced as far back as the pharaohs in ancient Egypt, but it may be even earlier than that.  It is possible that jewelry was part of the culture as early as the first communal settlement.  In ancient Egypt the wealthy would adorn their loved ones with gold or other jewelry made by hand.  In fact, when archeologists have opened some chambers in the pyramids they were filled with the jewelry and riches of the departed.  It has been said that whomsoever touched these adornments located in the tomb would be cursed to their dying day.  The adornments in the tombs were said to be cursed with black magic.

Part of the rich heritage of ancient Egypt is the improvements and development of the jewelries they wore and bestowed on their loved ones.  These improvements were seen in the crafting of the designs and the embellishments of their jewelry.

Throughout the ages the improvement of jewelry has continued.  During the times of the empires, jewelry making was considered one of the noblest professions.  Since it was such an important task, only duly deputized jewelers of the royalty were allowed to craft jewels.  The privilege to try out and wear the jewelry was allowed only to the nobility.

Today jewelry making is still a very lucrative profession.  There are many makers of jewelry, but only a few individuals have made their mark in the jewelry business. People are always seeking different things and better ideas to improve what is already available.  One notable improvement is making use of natural crystalline rocks and synthetic crystals as pieces of jewelry or adornments in jewelry sets.

It is very common to see crystalline rocks and synthetic crystal jewelry sold just about everywhere in the world.  Some companies specialize in selling and crafting crystal jewelry.  One of the best known and bestselling on the market are the Swarovski crystal jewelry pieces.  This company has set new heights in crafting and designing raw crystals into gorgeous and popular pieces of crystal jewelry

There is other fine natural crystal jewelry produced in China and some other Asian countries have made their mark in the crystal jewelry business.  Crystal jewelry now has an important role as part of the mainstream accessory business.