Shells for jewelry

Beads natural invariably are popular. In a world full of plastic and artificial data we appreciate the richness of nature. Uniqueness, originality and nobility are just some of the characteristics with which we associate the beads. P>

shells is characteristic of the shell formed by the shellfish from the group of shell. They formed from special glands secretions and grow, so that when the animal grows, the edges of the shell to move away from each other and leaving a new layer of building material, increasing its resolution. P>

The most commonly used jewelry shells porcelanek and focus on them. This ceramic snails that inhabit all salty and warm seas of the world. Particularly frequently occur at the coral reefs where hidden reefs hunt for small animals. Their size can vary considerably, the smallest to about 1.2 cm, the largest reaching almost 20 cm. P>

The historical significance shell h3>

ceramic - cowrie shells constituted an important element of the ancient world. In Greece, these shells miłości- devoted to the goddess Aphrodite. In view of the similarity of the lower side of the shell to the female genitalia, they were used as charms having combat infertility and facilitate the maintenance of pregnancy. P>

In Italy, some women still wear necklaces of small shells. They guard against evil charms and ensure prosperity. Moreover, in the history of the Romans they mention an interesting collection of shells Caligula. During the invasion of Britain he ordered the soldiers to collect shells, which brought and presented as part of the war trophies. P>

Similar talismans were found in ancient Egypt. Ceramic also were found in the graves of women throughout Europe, and even in other parts of the world. P>

A special variety of orange ceramic was extremely important in Fiji and Solomon. There shell chiefs wore around his neck as a sign of his power. It was viewed as the equivalent of the crown. P>

China, XVI w.p.n.e. and in some parts of Africa XI. E.e. shells used as means of payment. In the seventeenth century English and Dutch bought shells for slaves. Shells can also be found in Polish culture. Around traditional highland hats can still be seen strung cowrie shells. P>

A souvenir from the past? Or fashion house add-on? H3>

In the more recent history of the shells do not lose their popularity. Collectors looking for shells found both recently and those petrified. "Drowned" in stone ammonites sometimes are transformed into works of jewelry, which are reminiscent of the era of dinosaurs. P>

In the last century willingly bought jewelry made from various types of shells, and have to make specific muszelkowe buttoned coats and garsonkach. In Europe, especially jewelry from shells associate with summer and the holidays, and its sales are particularly high in seaside resorts. Shells on the bracelets were the undisputed hit of 2019. P>