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Piercing – Tendency to Precious Accessories

Thursday, 03 February 2011

piercing accessoriesToday piercing is no longer the attribute of various subcultures and marginal group of youth  to symbolize something particular. Today piercing is the style and unique approach to life. the accessory for piercing is the lavish item for actors, singers and other celebrities who are eager to reveal their adherence to other world with al their extravagant nature beyond conservative opinion. The reputed jewelers today admit that piercing accessory turn to be the perspective movement for jewelry world when the accessories are not just sold but made for fascination and creative approach.

Back to some historical days

Piercing is not the tendency that followed informal movements of the first wave in the middleof the twentieth century. The first pierced accessories attached to body were small hooks and bars which were mainly desired by the African tribes as some distinctive signs for shamans, priests, warriors and leaders. Animal bones and teeth were often used as piercing accessory as well as dressed pieces of rock minerals. The piercing of that time was more of symbolical purpose than of esthetic and all the bones and bars had the particular meaning unlike today.

First metal accessories appeared in Ancient Egypt and Rome. The golden piercing accessories were the attribute to show the member of pharaoh family or the special priest status in Egypt. And accessories from base metal so much popular some time ago in Ancient Egypt were affordable for the few since the steel was appreciated far higher than gold for some reasons. Some scientists who are specialized on history and culture of Ancient Rome affirm that Roman warriors made piercing accessories more popular when they pierced nipples to put the coat rings through the holes.

The similar experience of functional accessory was noted with conquistadors and pirates. Piercing was like the unique wallet for them and thus all pirate accessories were too expensive made from gold and silver. During the period of the late Middle Ages and new vision, the tendency of piercing is minimized and moreover, such accessories were forgotten for some time.

The tendency to wear accessories in pierced body parts revived in the middle of the twentieth century thanks to informal hippy movements. The accessories made from steel and other cheaper alloys became popular for the low price. To the end of the century the piercing accessories were widely adopted by the informal youth.

The new century is described with some changes in the fashion for piercing. The accessory in the pierced eye brow, lip or nostril were no longer the prerogative of teenagers and subculture representatives and today we see more celebrities with bravely sparkling jewelry in the unexpected pierced zones.

Expert recommendations

At the end of the day, piercing is the analogue of trivial earrings and thus, the requirements to the extravagant accessories are the same. The qualified specialists recommend that metal accessories be purchased that make the tree jewelry components, namely silver, gold and platinum.  The fourth possible metal is the surgical steel, though such accessories cannot refer to jewelry and they are not able to highlight the status at all.

Today the author collections by the reputed jewelers of the world demonstrate several lines of accessories for piercing which are stylish to show the status of such demanded items. The price for such accessories ranges from several thousand US dollars to the enormous amounts of money which only adds some more value to them to other potential buyers. And celebrities do not think of price when they consider the occasion when they can appear in public with the unusual jewel.

Piercing celebrities prefer and make

The pop singer Christina Aguilera shocked the society when she was known to pierce her body in eleven places. Christina announced herself that piercing is a good tool to realize themselves and relieve the stress and purchase of the new accessory for piercing causes same excitement like the shopping drive. Christina Aguilera noted that she preferred small accessories from gold with inlays of precious stones, though she has silver piercing accessories.

Nevertheless, Christina is not the only celebrity who appears with pierced parts of body in public. Britney Spears and Madonna used to shock the public in their times of fame with their scandalous behavior and brave accessories.

One of the most known accessories for piercing is so-called earring-banana as the one Fergie, the pop singer, wears in her eye brow which is the mark to imitate for her fans. And there are hundreds of young girls who want to look like her, even in this longing to have the eyebrow pierced.

Who tends to piercing today?

The experts in the sphere of fashion and style state that presently some significant changesare noticed in the area of sales and use of piercing accessories. In the year 2000 the percentage of the youth and subculture persons totaled almost 100%, though with the lapse of time the proportion changes in favor of ordinary people who pierce their body just for fun, to wear signets or earrings.

More and more jewelry studios are opened specialized upon creation of piercing accessories made from precious stones and metal and more and more celebrities appeal to piercing as to the tool for self-realization and style. And finally, piercing has tendencies to become something trivial and customary as ordinary rings and pendants.

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