Cultures worldwide have used amulets in jewelry for deep spiritual purposes

18/05/2012 16:19

 For many millennia, charm beads have been worn in the form of various symbols depending on the prevalent belief systems of the time. Even today, people wear jewelry strung with amulets meant to ward off bad luck or evil spirits. Modern charm beads are made from a variety of materials including gems, Pandora Sale Murano glass, gold, silver or other precious metals. In ancient times, charm beads were sculpted from animal bones, shells and clay.

Archeologists have found adornments in Africa from about 75,000 years ago that were likely worn just as later amulets were. These particular artifacts were made from shell.

Cultures worldwide have used amulets in jewelry for deep spiritual purposes. In Egypt, charms were used not only as symbols of good luck and faith, Cheap Pandora Beads they were buried with the dead so that the gods would recognize the deceased individual in the afterlife. Christians wore charms resembling fish in order to identify themselves to others of the same faith. Knights from Medieval times wore amulets because they believed such charms would protect them in battle.

In more recent history, charm beads have been worn on bracelets. This trend has also taken a strong hold on cultures around the globe. One of the most notably wearers of charm bracelets was Queen Victoria, Pandora Charms Sale the sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the 19th century. It was Queen Victoria who made charm bracelets popular among the noble classes of Europe.

In the 1950s and 1960s, teenagers in America began wearing charm beads to symbolize important events in their lives. Cheap Pandora Bracelets This trend was revitalized after the year 2000 and is prevalent in modern society. These days, there are charms to represent belief systems, hobbies, popular media, vocations, and so much more.

There is a growing trend in wearing European charm bracelets for which endless charm beads can be collected. The bracelets are interchangeable which allows the wearer to put on different charms at any given time. The versatility and unique quality of this jewelry is what draws an ever growing number of people. Pandora Necklaces In addition to bracelets, the charms can be worn on rings, earrings, and necklaces.

In 1976, the modern-day charm bracelets were introduced by a Danish company. Currently, there are a number of companies offering a variety of charm jewelry from those geared more towards children to sophisticated pieces made from more expensive materials such as gold and silver.


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