When we use the term jewel, we refer to all that extensive list of personal objects that have been used throughout time from ancient times to the present, in all cultures as elements of adornment, sign of social position, or symbol of religious beliefs.
Jewelry can be said to be a branch of goldsmithing, which encompasses a series of specific objects that worship the body. In a broad sense, the word jewel also includes the different types of materials used to make all those objects, organic and inorganic materials such as hair, skin, feather, scale, shell, bone, wood, clay, metal or mineral. In a more specific and current sense, the term jewelry refers to the use of precious, semi-precious or synthetic stones, and to objects made of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, copper and brass.
Jewelry has been used throughout history in the form of head and face adornments, such as crowns, diadems, tiaras, plumes, hairpins, hat ornaments, earrings, nose rings, and lip rings; in necklaces, such as necklaces, chokers and pendants; in chest ornaments, such as pectorals, brooches and buttons; in ornaments for arms and legs, such as rings, bracelets, bracelets and anklets and in ornaments for the waist, such as belts, esenzados and rosaries.
The current knowledge about ancient jewelry comes from personal objects found in burials, in those cultures in which the dead were buried with their valuable objects; and in those where these customs were not had, this knowledge has been extracted from paintings and sculptures.
In the jewelry that we currently know, values such as aesthetics are taken into account, emphasizing the importance of design and depending on the use for which the jewel is intended, its shape, material, color, etc. The price of the jewel is very important from the business point of view, entering a very competitive market, this being a very significant value.
Jewelry evolves and is divided into several sections, thus differentiating the different social classes: high jewelry, medium jewelry, low jewelry and contemporary jewelry, each one has its specific materials and its audience.
The importance of the material, generally gold and silver, its listing on the stock market and its dependence on its value. Thus varying, according to the state of the world economy, creating on occasions like the current one, a crisis in the jewelery sector of undoubted importance.
Jewelry is distributed throughout the different countries in specific nuclei, having a considerable impact on the country’s industry. Its commercialization is branching out more and more, and trade with other countries is carried out more frequently, benefiting and enriching the different markets.
The trade fairs are those that are in charge of putting some firms in contact with others between the different countries. Although today, we must take into account the potential that the Internet and social networks have for commercial relations between companies anywhere on the planet.