From royalty to hip-hop culture, men and their jewels have been on a fascinating journey, coming full circle to today's "anything goes" attitude.
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They've always been around, and sometimes they're the first thing people notice about your look. Here's some little-known facts about those lovely ear decorations
In the immortal words of House Stark – Winter Is Coming. Luckily, we don't have to brace ourselves for the freezing snows or the White Army, simply start thinking about how to style ourselves for chillier temperatures.
The cross is one of the oldest symbols in human culture,as well as a widely recognizable image in fashion. From ancient Egypt to Madonna, the cross has and always will be a classic iconRead more>
The time has come to leave the house. For work, to spend time with the gang or on a hot date.
And yes, you have to dress properly. Your taste in fashion will be judged within the first 5 seconds – in or out.
You have invested in clothes and shoes, and now it is time to invest in jewelry.
Throughout human history, symbols have played an important role in communication between people, both amongst similar groups and between different societies and nations.
With the passage of time and the advancement of art and science, various groups have adopted different symbols, both religious and secular. One of the oldest known symbol of this kind is the symbol of Freemasonry. Other famous symbols include the pyramid, the circle, the flower, the Middle Eastern hand shaped Hamsa, the Star of David, and the cross.
The Hamsa symbol can be found everywhere today: Above the entrance door to homes, on key chains, on greeting cards, and of course, on silver and gold jewelry, including jewelry items for both men and women.
For those interested in learning more, the following is a brief introduction to the origin of the Hamsa symbol
The Magen David is one of the complex symbols that has accompanied man since the dawn of humanity. While the cross is formed from two intersecting, perpendicular lines and the Hamsa is easily drawn using the outline of the hand, the Magen David obligates a measure of accuracy and proportion.Read more>
Fashion trends are a slippery thing, which shift and change from season to season and from year to year.
The same is true for jewelry design, whether we're talking about jewelry designed for men (a subject that is picking up speed, regarding both earrings and rings for men), or jewelry design for women. Jewelry designers play today a major role in the world of fashion.
Many times after buying a new pair of earrings, whether stud earrings, shaped earrings, or hoop earrings, the ear lobe begins to itch, the lobe area becomes inflamed, and often infected. Until you figure out the source of the problem (the earring, of course), the piercing hole in the ear lobe closes up and becomes infected and you end up at the doctor's office seeking antibiotic cream.Read more>