Japan and the Incomprehensible Elegance of JewelriesCheryle Baviera
The dynamic and powerful persona of Japan is further exemplified by its ardent love and passion for jewelries. Over the years, it has adopted a Western kind of glamorous fashion most especially during the reign of Meiji Restoration. Although it did not match their kind of fashion, Japan’s overall perception with respect to these adornments have drastically changed for good. These gleaming accessories have their own purpose. Some of these trinkets are combs, hair sticks and clips. Furthermore, gemstone materials like agate, coral and ivory were considered as priceless carving materials in those years.
The Inro jewelries were worn by men in those early years of ancient civilization. These are mainly used as pouches to carry their personal belongings. Likewise, there’s another accessory that seems to be immortal for a lifetime. This is commonly referred to as Souken kanagu. Dubbed as a finest jewelry for their engendering culture, this is one of the artistic decorations that remains to be a mystery then and now.
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Over the years, Japanese jewelries had become more expansive. There were elegant watches, bracelets, necklaces and rings. As far as craftsmanship is concerned, gold, alloy and bronze were the primal components of these exquisite accessories. Traditionally, these served as inlays for intricate works of art. These jewelries are truly fascinating and wonderful to look at. Day in and day out you can never live without it.