Friday, March 28, 2014

Jewelry through the ages

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:00:00 AM in Wellendorf (31)

The Wellendorff gold and purple rings have a mystic aura that brings you back to the essence of jewelry. More than just body adornments, jewelry has had a mysterious relationship with men and women since the ancient civilizations, even all the way back to prehistoric times. Cro-Magnons in Africa were known to wear necklaces and bracelets made from bone, teeth, berries, and stones as a form of protection. But the first modern jewelry as we know it today was forged by ancient Egyptians, who had made magnificent pieces out of gold in honor of their gods. The same magical effect would affect later civilizations including the ancient Greeks and Romans. Through the Middle Ages, jewelry would define one’s prestige and status in society. Today, we still measure success and social class, albeit subconsciously, based on these adornments. A Wellendorff ring, for one, means ultimate luxury. 
Wellendorff is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California and our San Francisco location on Post Street.

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