Earrings Through Time

Written by Sher Matsen

Earrings – I think of them asrepparttar finishing touch to your look. They complete your fashion statement. There are earrings for all occasions –repparttar 136890 board room, work, casual outings, your wedding, a night onrepparttar 136891 town, or a day atrepparttar 136892 beach. They can bring out your softer feminine side,repparttar 136893 sexy goddess, or present simple charm, sophistication and elegance From Elizabeth Taylor to Meg Ryan to Dave Navarro to Usher – today earrings are a fashion statement for both men and women. The first pair of earrings has been dated back to 2500 BC. Onlyrepparttar 136894 wealth and those of royal lines could afford expensive jewelry back then. There are all types of earrings – chandelier earrings, dangle earrings, hoop earrings, stud earrings, button earrings, and droplet earrings to name just a few. Earrings come in all types of materials and metals. Gold, silver, gemstones, plastics, bakelite, copper, diamonds, paste, pearls, faux stones, or glass. The list goes on and on. What ever your desires there is a pair of earrings out there waiting for you. The oldest earrings ever unearthed by archaeologists were discovered in Iraq inrepparttar 136895 royal graves and date to about 2,500 BC. Back to 3000 BC there were two types of earrings:repparttar 136896 hoop, andrepparttar 136897 more elaborate pendant. From 1559 B.C. to 1085 B in Egypt earplugs became very fashionable. These type of piercings and earrings are seen even on King Tutankhamen. Inrepparttar 136898 Dark Ages poverty prevailed and metal jewelry sharply declined although designs were preserved for later use. Duringrepparttar 136899 Roman Empire wealthy women used earrings to show off their rich status. Byrepparttar 136900 2nd century AD gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and aquamarines were used regularly. Duringrepparttar 136901 Byzantine period which ran from330-1200 AD earrings took a back burner to more elaborate body ornamentation. Inrepparttar 136902 Middle Ages earrings become almost non-existent because ofrepparttar 136903 elaborate hair styles, and headdresses which were ever so popular. Duringrepparttar 136904 16th century in Italy high collars disappeared and hair was being worn up and away fromrepparttar 136905 face, so earrings began to make a comeback. In other parts ofrepparttar 136906 world such as England and France it would be another 100 years or so beforerepparttar 136907 high collars disappeared. As time progressedrepparttar 136908 design of earrings became much more complex. Around 1660repparttar 136909 girandole earring made its appearance remaining very popular forrepparttar 136910 next couple of centuries. The girandole earrings were extremely large and heavy because ofrepparttar 136911 metal content [gold or silver] andrepparttar 136912 amount of gems. Made of 3 pear shaped drops on a hook. The weight was known to cause elongated ear lobes. Inrepparttar 136913 latter part ofrepparttar 136914 18th centuryrepparttar 136915 pendeloque earrings became popular. They were longer thanrepparttar 136916 girandole earrings but much lighter. They wererepparttar 136917 balance forrepparttar 136918 high hairdos and big wigs that were being worn.

Hurried Woman Syndrome - 5 Tips To Get The Balance Back

Written by Claire Chapman

Are you a hurried woman? The Daily Mail on Saturday 30th April reported onrepparttar increasing way that women lead a hurried life which is caused by chronic stresses in life. The article was based on some work by a U.S researcher, Dr Brent Bost, and definedrepparttar 136840 main sufferer’s ofrepparttar 136841 syndrome as "affecting as many as 30 million women each year,repparttar 136842 Hurried Woman syndrome can drain your energy, cause you to gain weight, (or have trouble keeping your weight stable) increase your moodiness and frustration…"

It seems that many factors are adding together to make women inrepparttar 136843 20-55 age group feel over hurried, rushed and stressed in their lives. You may have a completely different set of life circumstances to your peers, and yet still haverepparttar 136844 end result – tiredness, trouble with sleep and a lack of motivation amongst other things. How do you put yourself in a position where you can break this cycle, without adding torepparttar 136845 ever-increasing amount of time that you have to spend doing a thousand and one tasks each day?

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