The magnificent world of jewelry has always possessed the ability to capture the imagination of people. This statement is true in reference to even the earliest times as well as the later epochs the development of human civilization. Evidence is mounting that necklaces and various pendants were the earliest to be worn. Archeological excavations constantly unearth tremendous wealth of ancient jewelry, a good share of which is made up of necklaces and pendants.
Primarily, the purpose of wearing necklaces was not the aesthetic pleasure or a fashion statement, but was rather governed by other Motives, First of all, it should be kept in mind that in early times necklaces and pendants were produced exclusively from natural materials (seeds, wood, ivory, berries, flowers, feathers, etc) and then nature was believed to possess the greatest power an impact on all spheres of human life.
This invariably brings to the conclusion that ancient pendants made from natural materials were attributed magical properties and worn purposefully in order to avert disasters from the community and assure personal safety. Even in modern time the under-civilized tribal societies sincerely believe in the magical qualities of pendants made from certain materials.
But certainly the aspect of using necklaces as a means of personal adornment should not be disregarded as irrelevant. It is true that from time immemorial people appealed to different kinds of jewelry including necklaces and pendants in order to make one's beauty more pronounced or in order to refer oneself to a particular class of the society.
The same can be said about the purpose of jewelry nowadays. It is still widely worn for the sake of personal adornment, while the quality of necklaces as a sign of social class sign has reached a spectacular degree. In the fashion world today people are instantly judged in reference to the type of jewelry they are wearing. What is of particular interest as regards pendants as well as jewelry in general is the material it is made of, its design and style.
The advances in the area of modern jewelry manufacturing industry have now made it possible to churn out a staggering variety of sophisticated articles with a multitude of options when it comes to pendants. They can be made out of brand new and fashionable materials as well as represent a masterpiece of jewelry art made of gold with permanently attached or removable gems.
By the way, it is a mistake to believe that pendants are more of a women's domain. The fact of the matter is that the history of men's necklaces with pendants creation can be traced as far back as the Neolithic era.
Nowadays, necklaces have acquired a status of a very important accessory and an indispensable part of image for both men and women. Pendants can efficiently add irresistible charm to any image, bringing glamour and elegance.
Besides, they can as well have great sentimental value serving as a constant reminder of the person who presented it or perhaps of some pleasurable event.