A journey that goes up to 3 million years back. Rings, hoops and co. Why people wear jewelry to answer this question must we look deep past of humanity in that and need to understand when the man was wearing jewelry for the first time. According to latest research results people have started already at the beginning of the Paleolithic, about 2.4 million years ago to wear jewelry. This jewelry consisted partly of shells, ivory, animal teeth, beads, and bone. Time Walker was United to multi-unit chain jewelry. The first rings appeared around 20,000 years ago, there are also hints the rings were not only worn to decorate themselves, but she will most likely require a means of payment that is been traded real. Earrings, studs, hoops and earrings are much younger and first appeared before around 8000Jahren.
At the beginning of the bronze age from around 2000 BC for the first time also metals such as copper, gold and silver brought with in processing jewelry. During this time wore the people already such as gold rings or silver hoop earrings. But why were the people of jewelry? Today, it is believed that jewelry, so simply that decorate by himself, is to merge it back, that a certain hierarchy or a pecking order there are people just like lions or monkeys and in many other animals in a group. That strive to call to be honored and to get higher in the imperious probably induced that people started to wear jewelry from his group. In detail: wearing a tooth around his neck sparked the group, admiration and wealth out and ultimately power the carrier probably among the rest. You can already, the word jewelry with the term “Status Symbol” in connect using. A different approach, why people wear jewelry, is the ancestors of the people who had reached the top of the food chain and had no natural enemies such as 2.4 million.
Now there was finding enough time for other things than all day for food. They started to produce tools, collecting things like E.g. mussels and Teeth, and ultimately to bear the collected things or to beautify the manufactured tools such as knives and axes. In other words, people wore from the boredom out jewelry. Which of the two theories is now ultimately true, will turn out to be possibly still by new research results, it is most likely the combination of the two. Today there are jewelry earrings, piercings in all conceivable variations, chains, rings. etc. Again and again, new ideas for materials such as stainless steel jewelry or processing techniques are added.