It was found that in Egyptian history the first time jewelry was made in 4000 B.C.
Men and women of ancient Egypt were found of wearing jewelry and they used to adorn themselves with birthstone jewelry. According to them the jewelry was a prominent sign of status and it always kept them protected form evils. The scope of this protection was not only limited to this life but is expanded to the life after the death.
The different jewelry items are rings, necklaces, pendants,bracelets,anklets and collars. Today, the Egyptian styles of giving a shape to birthstones are obsolete in the market but quality is still present with other modes.
History proves that Egyptians had explored precious gemstones but they had given priority to use the semi-precious gemstones like opal , jasper, lapis lazuli, quartz and turquoise.
Egyptians were very conscious about the colors of gemstones. As some of the colors were thought as a source of protection from evils and good luck. In most of the Egyptians cultures , blue color was used for royalty and lapis lazuli was the prized color in all gemstones.
As in jewelry items different types of materials were used and some of them are found in the Egypt and that some other materials like lapis lazuli were imported from the other Asian countries.
Queen Cleopatra was fond of emeralds, and she use to gift the jewelry craved with emeralds to the foreign dignities . Today a women wearing emerald jewelry feels herself as a Cleopatra queen.
These natural birthstones were very costly and were not in the purchasing power of everyone, so in order to produce cheap gemstone jewelry , Egyptian artisans invented artificial gemstones jewelry that was in reach of social middle classes. So, ancient artisans were too much proficient in crafting glass beads versions of natural birthstones.
In the books of ancient Egyptians, the color of each gemstone had characteristics for instance green color gemstone is sign of fertility of crops and red birthstones could be very helpful in getting rid of the fear. Today red gemstones are still in use with the same concept.
It is custom in the Egypt that men used to wear the gemstone rings for administrative purposes not for ornamental intention. On rings special personal signs of scorpion, lion or hawk were formed. Official documents were not signed but sealed and authenticated. Poor officials used silver and copper wires for seal whereas rich men seal was costly jewel.
Egyptian scarab beetle was used by both rich and poor to fulfill their lives with good luck and prosperity. This scarab beetle was used in diverse ornaments like bracelets, rings and necklaces. The scarab jewelry was equally popular in the all races of Egypt because of its considered magical and religious effects.The name of the wearer was engraved on the base of the beetle to get the mysterious benefits.
Egyptian bracelets were formed in a variety of styles that were armlets and anklets . Small beads in gold are used especially in armlets beads.
Egyptians had strong belief that these jewelry items were much needed by the dead person in his afterlife so it was buried along with his body. It is fact that ancient Egyptians used to collect a huge amount of jewelry in their lives so that it could be buried along with them for blessing purposes.
The importance of this birthstone jewelry is still there but the beliefs has changed. Today people are using these gemstones according to months. For example a person who has date of birth in the month of October, its priority will be libra birthstone and optimistically he will be interested in libra birthstone color to make himself popular.
For detail information about the gemstones, you can visit the Alls Market website to have a detailed knowledge about gemstones.