Striped Fish- simple handmade ceramic necklace
Striped Fish simple handmade ceramic necklace by kylieparry, $20.00
- Necklaces – Fact and Folklore Some facts and folklore about the necklace. During a cave digging in South Africa in 2004, researchers found forty one shellfish that may have been severely combined to be used as a necklace. These shellfish were estimated to be 75,000 years old, making this probably the oldest example of a known necklace. Early necklaces were made of different objects stretched together, which is still done today. Shells, legs, stones, beads, animal teeth, chlorine. You called it, someone has probably made a necklace out of it. The earliest examples of gold used in necklaces date back to 2500 BC. These were found in royal tombs in what is now Iraq. Both men and women in ancient Egypt had necklaces. When Egyptian royalty died, their jewelry was buried with them for use in the afterlife. Some Christians wear a crucifix or cross as a pendant on a necklace, but it did not begin until the 4th century when Christianity became lawful in Rome (soon became the state service) and the crucifixion exercise was interrupted. Like all forms of jewelry, the necklace lost its popularity for some time. After the fall of Rome, necklaces were rarely worn until the early 15th century. Business of the diamond necklace in France under King Louis XVI's government led to further perception of the monarchy before the French Revolution. Queen Marie Antoinette was involved in the scandal, but she did not really matter. It was a plot of people in the king's court to access an expensive diamond necklace for his own profit. The most expensive necklace is one that sports a 75 carat diamond with an approximate value of $ 5 million. In the 1860s, the Navajo tribe of native Americans fashioned turquoise and silver fashion necklaces. These necklaces are not only sold, but are used as barter with traders on the booking. Navajo would receive supplies from these merchants and provide them with collars for safety. If payment for the goods was not made within a certain time, the merchant kept the necklace. Perhaps the most famous diamond in the world, The Hope Diamond, is part of a necklace. The blue diamond is mounted on a pendant surrounded by 16 clear diamonds. The pendant hangs from a chain of 45 white diamonds. Hope Diamond was bought as a rough diamond by a French trading traveler named Tavernier in the 18th century and passed through many hands until it ended up in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. DC The Hope Diamond is estimated to be worth $ 2 - 25 million.