It is a tradition that traces its roots to the early stages of civilization for women to decorate their body with all kinds of beauty articles, including body decorations made of various body jewelry materials. It has now become an established fact that the application of body jewelry as well as some certain body jewelry materials may produce a very positive impact on the overall body tone and even make certain body systems function much better. For example, there have been several reports from ophthalmologists universally claiming that ear piercing, using certain body jewelry materials like gold and silver, had a capability of improving eyesight.
Besides, regular wear of body jewelry may even alter the shape of the human body. To illustrate the point above it may be useful to mention the ancient tribes living in Antigua. It was a time-honored tradition there for women to wear multiple metal rings on their necks, gradually increasing the number. Not surprisingly their spine was affected and the neck muscles were no longer able to support the weight of the head. But these extreme cases are nowadays rather few and making a choice in favor of body jewelry as well as certain body jewelry materials is no longer stipulated by tradition.
The scientists claim that investigating the types of body jewelry of people in a particular region it is also possible to get detailed information about the stage of their development and the predominant materials they operated with. The earliest type of body jewelry were those naturally made of organic materials, as people were not then able to process materials in order to make body jewelry.
The curious quality of early body jewelry is that if evaluated now by the most contemporary fashion trends, it would not be called stylish and sophisticated, let alone the body jewelry materials which have certainly undergone great changes in the modern body jewelry industry.
The reason for the above is far from being mysterious.
Body jewelry as well as body jewelry materials possess the value, both esthetic and material, that it is attributed by the society. Some of the body jewelry articles that used to be viewed as a sign of utter sophistication in the early stages of human civilization are now pathetically outdated and can only claim to be apt to rise an ironic smile.
This remains true about the shape and pattern used in body jewelry articles, but not the body jewelry materials. Many of organic materials that can boast a long history of usage have not lost their actuality and their appeal nowadays. It goes without saying that new man-made material may serve efficiently as a substitute for nature-provided product. New materials are modified in order to eliminate the negative characteristics that organic materials may possess and given the present state of science and technology, it postures as a rather simple task. As far as body jewelry materials are concerned, it has become quite common to use titanium material as a primary material for body jewelry articles production. Another material that has gained pronounced popularity is surgical steel.
The wide usage of these kinds of body jewelry materials is attributed to the fact that they possess the quality of being highly skin-friendly. The fact that such body jewelry materials are not likely to cause severe allergies is their very useful attribute.