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’?