Beads in History

Beads are known to be some of the worlds earliest forms of body adornment, how do we know this? Well archaeologists have discovered beads that date back about 100,000 years ago. Old shells drilled through and possibly created into jewellery.

shell beads found to date back about 100,000 years

On the surface jewellery can seem like a trivial and unimportant thing. Politics and social structure are things that historians should be interested in right? Well the two are linked! The discovery of jewellery and other bodily adornment is proof that there was social structure during ancient times. For example in ancient Greece the women of the household would adorn themselves with jewels as a status symbol. Many cultures have done this since time immemorial, the more important you are the more beaded bling you would be expected to wear!

Nowadays however things are different, it’s more about looking and feeling great in your beads! Fruttituttibeadcandy have a super range of jewellery – why not wear those status-adding statement pieces to your own look?

Jewelry Beaded netted collar green seed bead necklace ribbon Czech glass faceted emerald lamp work organza ribbon adjustable £30.00

No one will doubt that you are the lady of the house with this Grecian inspired piece from the collection: There are elements of Egyptian style in this stunning statement neck piece. Fasten as loosely or as tightly as you wish with the pretty matching green organza ribbon.

Earrings Turquoise Briolette Copper and Red Marble semi precious dangles £15.00

Turquoise has been used in jewellery for centuries, no doubt because of it’s pretty azure blue colour with patterning. It’s one of the most attractive natural stones around, just as fashionable today as it was hundreds of years ago. The large blue turquoise beads are stunning as part of these copper earrings available from Fruttituttibeadcandy. Check out the Fruttituttibeadcandy Etsy shop for more great bead inspired statement pieces here


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