The Different Types Of Natural Jewelry
It is necessary to note that the notion of natural jewelry is not new. Rather, it dates back to the Egyptian and Roman eras, where natural jewelry was used for various purposes. In the Egyptian era, jewelry was only reserved for the royals, while in Rome; jewelry was sometimes used for the identification of slaves. It is, therefore, only recently that jewelry has become something that anyone or everyone can wear. Today, jewelry is fashion, and many people cannot live without it.
Natural jewelry is jewelry made from natural products, as opposed to synthetic or artificial products. It is these different natural products that make up the different types of natural jewelry. It is, therefore, necessary for us to examine some of the commonest natural products used for making jewelry.
The commonest natural material used is bamboo. Bamboo is a plant or grass, which is known for being tough and tall. This grass is ideal for jewelry, because it comes in a variety of colors, which include brown and light green among others.
Another common, natural product used for the making of jewelry is bones or horns from buffaloes. It is, however, pertinent to note that. In most cases, buffaloes are not killed for their bones. On the contrary, they are only killed for meat, thus, making the bones an added advantage for jewelry makers.
Other natural products include stones and wood. The stones used for jewelry include coral, lepidolite, crystal, amazonite and quartz among others. On the other hand, the different woods used include Olivewood, Katalox, Kok, Osage and Ebony among others.
It is necessary to note that, jewelry made from natural products should only be used if it doesn’t present any allergic reactions. In addition, it should also only be used on piercings that have fully healed, for health purposes.