Lifestyle: Cultural value of jewelry

Everyone who knows me know I love my jewelry and I couldn’t resist the urge to share this House of Fraser infographic showing the cultural value of jewelry in different cultures around the world.

 Did you know that in Thailand “the Padaung women wear (wore) close fitting brass rings around their neck to elongate it?” Well I don’t know about you but looks like a choking hazard to me but that’s tradition for them and I am all for respecting tradition. 

Did you also know that it is believed that the Egyptians inverted the idea of wearing the wedding ring on the left ring finger because the finger has vein connected directly to the heart. 


Not all of us appreciate the cultural value of jewelry because to most of us it’s just jewelry or material things with no significance but reading through this infographic it’s has been an eye opener. 

Did you know any of these ‘cultural value of jewelry’? 

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  1. July 20, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I found this fascinating – I dod know about Jade, and the Egyptians belief about the vein to the heart. Great post! Kaz x
    Ickle Pickle recently posted…New Num Noms GiveawayMy Profile

    • July 22, 2016 / 9:34 am

      Thanks Kaz, its an amazing infographic

    • July 22, 2016 / 9:55 am

      I am glad to hear it

    • July 20, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      You certainly do

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:31 am

      How lovely, I am glad to have shared

  2. July 18, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I have jewellery that has cultural value too, some sapphires that represent my birth stone. I knew that the Egyptians believed a ring connected to the heart vein but still what a lovely sweet sentiment that has survived the test of time.
    Ana De- Jesus recently posted…Dive Into DiwahMy Profile

    • July 18, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      I know right, i love all these cultural values. Its such a nice lesson

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:25 am

      You’re most welcome and so true my favourite is the Egyptian one

  3. July 18, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    I love reading this! This was great and it was nice to read about the history behind jewellery etc 🙂

    Love the graphics too!
    Bethany Naismith recently posted…Shower ThoughtsMy Profile

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:18 am

      You and me both, it was an interesting read

    • July 18, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Me too and thanks

    • July 18, 2016 / 4:41 am

      Me too 😊

  4. May 25, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Such interesting information! I love that my engagement/wedding rings are ruby rings – now I can say they have more significance other than just being my birthstone!

    • May 25, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks Jessica

    • May 25, 2016 / 6:51 pm

      For real, I can’t even imagine it but tradition is tradition

  5. May 25, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I love this! It’s soo informational. I had no idea that gifting clocks were a huge no-no in Chinese culture or that the reason for wearing a wedding ring on your left ring finger came from Egypt!
    roxy recently posted…The Royal Travel Guide to Saint Louis, MOMy Profile

    • May 25, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      I know right, glad I have never done it to my Chinese friends lol

  6. May 25, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I loved this post.It’s an absolutely lovely idea to research the culture and beliefs behind jewellery.

    • May 25, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks so much

  7. May 25, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Very interesting to see the cultural significance of jewelry elsewhere. Particularly the watch/clock in China.
    Jenna recently posted…Lemon Pesto HummusMy Profile

    • May 25, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      I agree it’s very interesting

  8. May 25, 2016 / 9:30 am

    This was so interesting. I love how there is symbolism behind so many different types of jewelry.
    alison recently posted…Cheers! Ice CreamMy Profile

    • May 25, 2016 / 10:44 am

      I know right it’s amazing

  9. May 24, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Wow! I loved reading this piece of information. Being Indian, we have significant charm towards birth stones. My birthstone is sapphire and I love wearing it not only as a birth stone but also as an accessory!
    Ana recently posted…My 5 Favorite Smart Post-Workout SnacksMy Profile

    • May 24, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      I am glad to hear that and thanks for stopping by

    • May 24, 2016 / 8:12 am

      I am glad to hear that

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