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.
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Silver jewellery should be given extra care
Silver jewellery is not expensive. Silver Jewellery has a textured or satin finish so it should be given more care. Do not keep them in contact with oxidized Jewellery, pearls or absorbent stones. Before packing donít forget to dry your wet jewellery. The finishes are achieved with lots of care and it should be maintained accordingly. With clean soft cloth polish your jewellery.
To keep the jewels tarnish free, you can use silica gel packs to keep dry, do not always use body scents on them directly. You can also soak them in warm soap water and use a soft bristled brush. Often a green or black residue is formed on large silver jewels due to the bodyís chemicals. But they can be cleaned easily. Remember to wear your silver Jewellery as much as possible because Wearing them actually keeps them polished and less tarnished. A rinse-off liquid cleaner is best for tarnish to clean your ornaments.