Jewelry comes in wide variety of choices in the United States. However, once you leave the United States, the jewelry styles vary even more. There are a plethora of choices when shopping for a new jewelry style and every country offers a variety to choose from.
For example, an engagement ring in the United States is typically a band with a big and beautiful diamond attached to it. It can also be a band but diamonds are usually found on engagement rings and they are only worn by women. This is typical of many Western countries and the ring is also found on the left hand on the woman’s ring finger. This is traditionally how an engagement ring is worn in Western cultures. Other countries have different cultural ways of being engaged. In the Nordic countries, for example, such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, both the men and women wear engagement rings.
Earrings also vary in other countries. Earrings in the United States are typically worn in each earlobe. They can also be found in only one ear, in the upper lobe or with spacers, which space the earlobe out. This is not as common though and can be found more as a trend then the norm. In other countries, it is common to wear heavy earrings in order to stretch out the earlobe. These types of earrings are used to stretch the lobes so that they are very long and earrings can either still be worn on the end or the stretched out lobe serves as an earring.
Necklaces can be very different as well from country to country. In African countries, it is more typical to find a necklace that is beaded or made out of beads. Other traditional African jewelry can be very big and beautiful. It can cover most of a woman’s chest and neck area and can typically be found in a variety of colors with large beautiful stones. In other cultures, it is more typical to find a simple chain worn around the neck or a chain with a small charm on it. In other countries, it is more common to find shorter necklaces that are worn tighter around the neck.
The varieties of jewelry that vary from country to country can be purchased almost anywhere nowadays and are easy to obtain if looking online. It is interesting to see where certain styles derived from and how traditional jewelry was made with limited materials and resources in other countries. For example, a lot of the countries in Central America will sell shell earrings and rings made out of shells to tourists. This is unique because these countries are using their natural resources to make materials to sell.
Other types of jewelry variances from country to country or in various regions of the world include materials that are used to make the jewelry. You can find a lot of wooden necklaces or bracelets in some parts of the world and more metal jewelry in others. With all of these different cultures and varieties of natural resources, it is not surprising that there are so many different choices of jewelry in the world today.