Women & Jewellery
by Chandroo D.
What is with Women and Jewellery? Around centuries ago the desire to adorn themselves aroused in women to the origin of jewellery. Since then women and jewellery have gone hand in hand. There cannot be a women in any part of the world who does not adorn herself with minimum jewellery. In fact in most cases, jewellery is considered as security and prestige for women.
Indians have been using jewellery since centuries and as a fact, on auspicious occasions especially births or marriage, jewellery forms a part of gifts. Even a poorest of poor women will have some kind of affordable or gifted jewellery with them. These days some men too wear earrings, bracelets and pendents to make a fashion statement.
Gold and diamonds are the most valuable assets as it is taken as security in times of contingency. Because they are the most expensive, they can be easily sold off and cashed in.
It is noticeable that the jewellery owned by women are most of the times in safe deposit vaults and only taken out and used when they attend functions. That’s when you see bevy of ladies at their best with their open neck lines displaying necklaces and their arms and fingers waving around to display their sparkling rings and bracelets. Wearing jewellery, can completely change their looks. It is one of the best ways through which they can look gracious, beautiful and pretty. Try mentioning the word ‘Bling Bling’ in a crowd and chances are only females will look towards you.
Many a times they even forget what is actually stored in their safe vaults and keep buying more new pieces or sets whenever they come across sales or promotions thus adding on to their collections. Poor (not literally) husbands, the shock they get when visiting the safe vaults to find it full! When questioned, the spouse always has a quick answer like, ‘I am saving it for my grand children’. Sure! Make their day and spoil them and let them depend on your collection! With the new generation’s choice and lifestyle, wonder if the grand children will even wear the old fashioned jewellery when they finally inherit them.
Marilyn Monroe emphasized it well in her famous song, “Diamonds are girl’s best friend” with the following lyrics…
“The French are glad to die for love.
They delight in fighting duels
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels.
Men grow cold
As girls grow old,
And we all lose our charms in the end.
But square-cut or pear-shaped,
These rocks don't lose their shape.
Diamonds are a girl's best friend.”
Until then - men, keep toiling away to satisfy your spouse’s or girlfriend’s dreams!