Did Eve Wear Jewelry in the Garden of Eden?

She may well have! Tracing jewelry's historic path it first appears in remote civilizations buried with the dead. Thank heavens we don't have to wait that long to wear our favorite bling.

The early people did not have access to Amazon or my jewelry website to get their earrings, they made do with shells, colored pebbles, fishbones and animal teeth to decorate their bodies. If you lived inland you would have appreciated your village hunter who brought reindeer antlers, mammoth tusks and other animal bones.

Some women may still appreciate their hunter bringing gifts to adorn themselves with today.

It is probable that prehistoric humans thought of decorating the body before they thought of making use of anything that could suggest clothing. Pearls over stretch pants, hmmm that would be a tough choice.

Eventually, the nomadic life came to an end and a social order came about that led to the development of agriculture which indirectly led to the discovery of mineral deposits (gold) and precious stones.

Over time there were ornaments for every part of the body. How many can you think of? Would you believe 23!

For the head there were crowns, diadems, tiaras, hairpins, combs, earrings, nose rings, lip rings and earplugs. For the neck and torso there were necklaces, fibulae (safety pins), brooches, pectorals (breastplates), stomachers, belts and watch fobs. For the arms and hands; armlets, bracelets and rings. For the thighs, legs and feet designs emerged for thigh bracelets, ankle bracelets, shoe buckles and toe rings.

Whew! They would have needed a huge on-line catalog for all of that. Nice and Pretty Jewelry is a great current day choice with over 500 items in styles that Eve might have approved of.

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