The Evolution of Jewelry - Why You Should Hate It?

February 25, 2019

The Evolution of Jewelry - Why You Should Hate It?


The Modern Day

The materials used in today’s jewelry range from the diamond to gold, to silver and sapphire. All of those are really expensive though. People generally prefer to wear things to look good, rather than wear things that just look good. Of course, there’s a place where both sides meet in the middle, and that’s the sweet spot. But generally jewelry can be thought of like watches: you can get a Rolex and wear it every day, or you can get a few affordable fashion watches and switch them out to your preference.

When applying that analogy to jewelry, the Rolex watch becomes the gold and diamond jewelry, and the affordable fashion watches become gemstone jewelry. Rather than having a single piece of jewelry that you wear every day, you have a variety that you can mix and match between however you like. It opens up the opportunity to put together so many more outfits.

The Past

On top of that, all throughout history, both men and women have adorned themselves with beautiful jewelry. These were times so ancient that we did not have the skills or tools to be able to shape metals and cut jewels to our liking. This is the true origins of jewelry as we know it today.

This is also when you can realize that jewelry itself did not start off as perfect precise pieces of beauty. It was created crudely, in a world that would be unrecognizable to us today, worn by people who were totally different to us. Yet, even though pretty much everything from back then is no more, the concept of beauty still lived on long enough to reach us.

Therefore, one must ask about the history of jewelry. What was the first gemstone to be dug up that caught the eye of the unknown caveman, that eventually caught on and set a trend that’s carried on till today? As far as we’re aware the first gemstone, used by the oldest civilization we know of was lapis lazuli, and it was used by the ancient Sumerians.

The people of Sumer believed that the Goddess of love, Inanna, descended into the underworld wearing a lapis pendant and holding a lapis rod. This isn’t just one of the oldest myths about jewelry, it’s one of the oldest myths that have survived until today. What it meant to the people who were around back then and lived the lessons from it into their daily lives, we have no clue. However, it’s still amazing that it carried through till today.

The Truth

So the origins of jewelry, as they’re known to us, become just a cold dead myth? Fortunately, that is not the case. The truth is that human beings were not even the first animals on the planet to wear jewelry. 40,000 years ago a cousin species of ours, known as the Cro-Magnons were the first beings to ever create and wear jewelry. The Cro-Magnons would make crowd jewelry out of the bones and teeth of animals, with some regular stone pebbles here or there to be flashy.

What does all of this mean to us now? Well, it tells us that jewelry itself isn’t really a human concept. It was originally invented by cavemen who wouldn’t even be called human today. After they were wiped out, the concept was carried on by human beings and slowly refined, finally, to what we have today. Seeing as how an entire species had to extinct over something like this, the question worth asking becomes was it worth it?





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Quality Guide
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Lapis Lazuli Composition and Quality Grade

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that is formed with combination of different minerals naturally in form of crystalline marble. Main components of Lapis Lazuli are

  • Lazurite as main constituent forming original Blue color.

  • Pyrite as sprinkles giving patterns of golden color.

  • Calcite causing white color.


  • Royal blue Lapis sometimes with pyrite with no inclusions and no calcite

    Grade: AAA


  • Fine Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and without calcite

    Grade: AA


  • Best Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and some calcite

    Grade: A


  • Medium Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and some calcite outer and inner

    Grade: B


  • Low Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and a lot of calcite

    Grade: C

We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful and provides you with valuable information on the various quality grades Lapis Lazuli is being displayed on our store. All of the information that we’ve provided has been collected from various sources for your convenience. Feel free to find the best product for the best price. Happy Shopping, Good Luck..

Quality Guide
LOCO LAPIS LOGO

Lapis Lazuli Composition and Quality Grade

Lapis Lazuli is a semi precious stone that is formed with combination of different minerals naturally in form of crystalline marble. Main components of Lapis Lazuli are

  • Lazurite as main constituent forming original Blue color.

  • Pyrite as sprinkles giving patterns of golden color.

  • Calcite causing white color.


  • Royal blue Lapis sometimes with pyrite with no inclusions and no calcite

    Grade: AAA


  • Fine Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and without calcite

    Grade: AA


  • Best Quality Lapis Dark Blue color with pyrite and some calcite

    Grade: A


  • Medium Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and some calcite outer and inner

    Grade: B


  • Low Quality Lapis Blue color with pyrite and a lot of calcite

    Grade: C

We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful and provides you with valuable information on the various quality grades Lapis Lazuli is being displayed on our store. All of the information that we’ve provided has been collected from various sources for your convenience. Feel free to find the best product for the best price. Happy Shopping, Good Luck..