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Personalizing Jewelry and Jewelry Designs as an Art Form

By Neo Rocca Subscribe to RSS | February 28th 2012 | Views:
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These designs that are intrinsically connected to the way of life and the environment of the people who made them are passed on from one generation of artisan to another. They make jewelry from many kinds of materials—from shells and beads to the more precious gemstones and metals—and in their creations these designers not only express their own creativity but unconsciously echo the values of their time.

Through the centuries, jewelry and the process of making it has without a doubt evolved into an art form. The word “jewelry” itself is derived from the French term “joule” and the Latin “jocale.” The last literally means something that is played with. Because people are inherently creative, they have come up with thousands of jewelry designs using different kinds of materials. This is how making jewelry became an art form, with glass, plastic, metal, and clay becoming alternative media.

As an art form, however, jewelry designing has a somewhat limited following. Designs that make use of precious stones like diamonds are expectedly very expensive, and very few people can buy them. Crystals, on the other hand, have helped a lot in turning jewelry-making into a more accessible art. With silver and less precious metals thrown into the mix, more and more people are able to buy pieces of jewelry, with others even being inspired to create their own.

The use of more materials is a most welcome development in the jewelry making trade. At present, people from all walks of life can purchase jewelry materials, as well as actual pieces, from neighborhood shops. If customers aren’t inclined to make their own jewelry but still want a unique look for their trinkets, there are stores that sell personalized bracelets, necklaces, rings, and other pieces.

Personalized necklaces are presently quite popular among the younger crowd. Pendants can be printed, stamped, or engraved with names and pictures of loved ones before they’re set on necklaces. With these markings, an already special gift becomes even more special.

In addition, those who like rings can get personalized rings or give them away as presents for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. One can create a design based on what the recipient would like, which would make it all the more precious as a gift. For more information on jewelry designs as art, look up http://www.farlang.com/exhibits/mintmuseum-ornament-as-art/home or http://www.buzzle.com/articles/different-forms-of-art.html.

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