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Sunday, October 09, 2011
In the seventeenth century, Greek artisans shaped shells with bones and beads to make jewelry. Men generally wore badges, to denote official and social rank, and emblems of religious or political affiliation. Kings and male gods of Indian mythology, wore large crowns encrusted with various precious stones.
Indian men wore jewelry such as rings, earrings, armlets, nose and lip rings, necklaces, and chains with pendants in real life too. Men also wore brooches, clasps, and buttons on their chest. Bracelets, rings and anklets were worn on their hands and feet. The waist was adorned with belts, girdles, pendants, and chatelaines.
There are some men from the state of Orissa in India who still wear jewelry all the time up to this day. Jewelry is worn by everyone in Egypt. Earrings, armlets, bracelets, and anklets were worn by men also. The ankles worn by men were huge and round shaped. Precious stones were filled in the whole body of the anklet which is hollow.
Jewelry made of silver and gold or an amalgam of both called Electrum, and inlaid with precious stones were worn by the rich. This jewelry was handed down several generations. Men usually followed their father's footsteps and wore what they wore in those ancient times.
As the modern world goes through constant changes, men have the opportunity to choose their occupation and how they dress. Till today there are tribal men in every country who continue to wear their forefathers' jewelry and live the same way their ancestors did.
Men are now beginning to wear jewelry in today's world and it is quite common to see them wearing rings, chains, bracelets, and earrings. There are also professional jewelry like cuff links and tie pins made of gold or other precious metals, and watches, which have never lost their charm. Men have started wearing thick silver chains to look fashionable. They like to match the chain with a bracelet that has a similar pattern.
For men piercing the ear and wearing a gold or silver stud is considered macho and trendy. Men have always worn rings. There are men who wear rings with religious connotations, while western men usually only wear their wedding rings.
Wearing a birthstone on a ring is common with Asian men. It is a superstitious belief that if they wore it, luck would always knock at their door. Indian male Bharatnatyam (an Indian classical dance) dancers wear costumes and jewelry that are just like their female counterparts, and they manage to carry it off really well too! Men are increasingly fascinated with electronic gadgets with the constant evolution in their tastes.
Men can easily find a jewelry box to store their collection of jewelry and accessories, whatever their interest may be.
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