The history of jewelry goes way back in time. Jewelry is almost as old as humanity itself, but it is believed that the Egyptians were the first people to start using jewelry in the way we wear our jewelry today, by incorporating gold among other things. The Egyptians also used glass and gemstones to decorate jewelry.
The Romans were also known for their jewelry, both for men and women. Among the Romans, jewelry was really worn as a status symbol, a sign of wealth and power.
Over the years there have been different styles of jewelry, due to the influence of art movements (Renaissance, Art Nouveau) and events in history. However, the function of jewelry, decorating the body or attracting attention, has always remained the same.
Now, of course, jewelry is also used to decorate and “spruce up” a particular outfit and can no longer be ignored when styling an outfit.