National Jewel Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to jewelry. Jewelry has always been in demand. For some they have a sacred meaning, others are trying to show their status or just used for beauty, completing their image. The holiday is celebrated on March 13.
There is no reliable information about the origin of National Jewel Day. It was probably created by jewelers or people who were very appreciative of jewelry. The fashion for jewelry has been around since the primitive era. Back then, people used animal teeth, beautiful stones, shells and other objects from which to make jewelry.
As society progressed, jewelry became more refined and complex in execution. The most popular material for creation were metals.
Society has carried the love of jewelry through the centuries. In the 19th century, the fashion for handmade jewelry began, as rapidly developing industry automated many areas of activity, and manual labor became more valued. In today’s world, jewelry is made not only of precious metals, but also of simple materials: textiles, rubber, plastic and cheaper metals (steel, for example).
- In ancient Egypt, pharaohs were buried with their jewelry, which is believed to have remained with them in the afterlife.
- Roman brides used to be given two rings. The woman wore gold jewelry in society, and iron jewelry she wore when it was necessary to perform household chores.
- Since the 16th century beads have been a kind of currency in African countries. It is known that with their help Europeans bought the necessary resources in Africa.
How to celebrate
Wear your best jewelry on National Jewel Day to complete your everyday look. Visit a jewelry store to buy new jewelry for yourself and/or your family, friends, or sweetheart.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what kind of jewelry they like best (rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.).
When is National Jewel Day celebrated in 2024?
National Jewel Day is observed on March 13 each year.