In many cultures, Jewellery is used as a temporary body modifier
Earrings are form of body modifications, as they are accommodated by creating a small hole in the ear. At Padaung in Myanmar place womenís wear large golden rings around their necks. From as early as 5 years old, girls are introduced to their first neck ring. Over the years, more rings are added. In addition to the twenty-plus pounds of rings on her neck, a woman will also wear just as many rings on her calves too. At their extent, some necks modified like this can reach 10-15 inches long.
In some cases, hooks or even objects as large as bike bars being placed into the recipientís skin. Although this procedure is often carried out by tribal or semi-tribal groups, often acting under a trance during religious ceremonies, this practice has seeped into western culture. Most often, these hooks are used in conjunction with pulleys to hoist the recipient into the air. This practice is said to give an erotic feeling to the person and some couples have even performed their marriage ceremony whist being suspended by hooks. Lip plates are worn by the African Mursi and Sara people, as well as some South American peoples.
Gemstones are so fascinating!
Gemstones are so fascinating! As colorful as the rainbow and as sparkling as fine leaded crystal gemstones have captured the imaginations and desires of men and perhaps especially, women, for ages. Their colors, properties, myths, and legends are diverse and fascinating.
So you can clarify any questions and get the answers you need to make an informed decision. Folklore about stones has been revered and honored for centuries in all cultures. The information presented on these pages was compiled from a wide variety of rock, gem and lapidary books and from information gathered on the internet.
Pendants can take the shape of any symbol
Pendants are the best ways through which you can make a person remember that life isn't all about owning the world. Each person's life needs a big dose of joy once in a while. Wealth doesn't make people happy. They don't have to worry about putting food on the table or having a roof over their heads, but they stray from the notion of happiness. Pendants can take the shape of any symbol.
Symbols that have been captured from cultures all over the world can be just what that person needs at a certain time. Since they bear within them skill and sweat of the one that makes them. The power of that symbol is what grants anyone the determination. It will to change their lives for the better. Handcrafted pieces are also the ones that have the greatest results.