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The Enchanting Embellishments For Your Neckline - Zales Earrings

Necklaces have been worn by men and women for thousands of years. It's thought that people began wearing necklaces as a sort of ID badge to distinguish themselves from people from other cultures, tribes or groups. Regardless, the oldest known chain, made from shells, bones and teeth, date from 30,000 BC. By around 2500 BC, artisans were making necklaces from gold hammered into a variety of intricate shapes. The Egyptians, however, raised jewelry and necklace-making to a high art, as seen from the elaborate necklaces found in pharoic burials. In ancient cultures, the more gold in your necklace, the more prestige and social standing you'd have. Archaeological findings show that in many areas of the World, necklaces were usually worn by the noble and the royalty. They represented the social status of the one wearing them. Even when one dies, the necklaces of those types of people were, at many places, buried along with their deceased wearers. Those early necklaces were made of stones, animal fangs and teeth, feathers and claws, and shells strung onto a piece of string. In those times, both men and women wear necklaces. But today, it became more common for women to wear them. But still a large portion of men still do wear necklaces. They wear them as a fashion, to hold a religious or an important medallion or a crucifix or a pendant with a certain sentimental value, as a lucky charm, or just as a keepsake. For the women, it is for all those stated above plus for beauty itself.

And there's no doubt that necklaces were highly regarded gifts for women and men.

More on Necklace History

The pendant made its appearance in about 500-300 BC in ancient Greek culture, with gold pendants becoming prevalent around the time of Alexander the Great, who was born in 356 BC. In Italy, a pre-Roman civilization known as the Etruscans wore gold necklaces in the 8th century BC and the Romans themselves wore necklaces decorated with gemstones. In medieval times, jewelry was discouraged, but many people wore jeweled or precious metal crosses or crucifixes. The Renaissance celebrated ornate jewelry. Zales Necklaces were prized for their filigree work, beads, precious and semi-precious stones. In the New World, nobles of the Aztec civilization wore gold necklaces that contained beads in the shape of animals. In Hawaii, the indigenous peoples have worn flower necklaces for centuries. Necklaces have been given as birthday gifts and wedding gifts by virtually every ethnic group or culture.

In Keeping with Tradition...

Our selection of beautiful necklaces pays homage to all the classic origins but doesn't ignore the modern sensibility. With focus on creamy pearls and sparkling crystals and diamante, these necklaces are the perfect complement to any occasion. Regardless of whether you're a beautiful bride or just attending the wedding, necklaces are unique gifts than never fail to enhance your total look.

Necklaces make a great US woman's birthday gift. With such a storied history and tradition, she's sure to love a necklace chosen from the heart.

Giving a necklace as a gift has been famous among historical figures. In 1811, Napoleon Bonaparte presented a magnificent Zales Diamond Necklace to his second wife, Marie-Louise, Empress of France, as a gift. The necklace contained 234 pieces of diamonds and had a total weight of 263 carats. Giving necklace as a gift can also be seen in literature readings, like in short story "The Necklace" written by the famous French writer Guy De Maupassant.

Looking beautiful and feeling beautiful does not need any party or occasion, you can wear jewelries of your choice anytime and anywhere, especially according to your mood no matter what age group you come in and who you are, if you wish you can have the beautiful feeling. Owing a Zales Jewelers, we have kept in mind all your emotions, while making these precious and close to your heart ornament that jewelry as they carry royalty and personality as well, it should all fits you, suits you and can also add grace to you in every sense. Besides providing you our Zales Jewelers Online, you can also check in person at our Jewelry Store where you can variety of options and can have the best and best jewelry. In Zales Jeweler’s necklace section, there are amazing collection in different range groups to be under budget for all socio-economic group. For those who are looking for diamonds, Zales Jewelers Diamond Necklace and zales jewelers diamond heart necklace, along with diamond halo pendant necklace, and blue diamond necklace are the popular choice. While those who cannot actually buy diamonds, can opt and pick out of silver named necklaces or Zales white Gold Necklace, tennis necklaces.