Jewellery development in any part of the world has been a long process spread over thousands of years. However at times due to lack of jewelleries from the ancient time there is not much information gathered on the way jewellery designs have developed over thousands of years. In this regard, article which forms the base of this synopsis mentions about an interesting phenomenon that recently since last few years’ Chinese archaeologists have been finding a lot of ancient Chinese jewellery in different research areas. These findings have helped the researchers to understand the evolution process of the jewellery design over several years.
This article mainly highlights several facts related to development of the ancient Chinese jewellery over thousands of years. Author of the article mentions that how jewelleries originated in China. Based on the article it can be easily understood that jewellery development process originated from civilisations based across Yangtze River where emergence of Yang Shao and Lungshanoid cultures resulted into development of jewelleries as well. One of the major aspect which the author of the article clearly mentions is that popularity of the Chinese jewellery since its origin has been across the geographical boundaries. Another important aspect which the article mentioned about the fact that In terms of preferences people preferred silver based items as compared to gold based, and Jade was the popular gemstone. It is clear from the author’s article about the reason behind the popularity of Jade as a popular gem stone. Chinese beliefs played a major role in popularity of the gemstone as many people felt that jade imbibes human qualities such as hardiness, durability and beauty. Due to this firm belief Jade has been a popular part of Chinese jewellery design since ages. More importantly, the article further strengthens his position on the popularity of the Jade, as he has clearly mentioned that how Jade was perceived as a symbol representing dignity, grace and owner’s morality. Moreover, author believes that use of Jade has also impacted the jewellery making techniques. This can be understood by the development of techniques for making ring through the compound milling machine.