Most necklaces are designed to be flashy and extravagant, these twenty cool and creative examples were made specially for geeks, starting with the Darth Vader above. Here’s are a few interesting facts about necklaces: they have been an integral part of jewellery since the time of ancient civilizations and pre-date the invention of writing. The birth of necklaces is believed to be as old as the Stone Age, which is around 40,000 years old. Continue reading to see more.

The oldest necklaces were made of purely natural materials – before weaving and the invention of string, durable vines or pieces of animal sinew left over from hunts were tied together and adorned with shells, bones or teeth or colourful skins of human prey animals, bird feathers, corals, carved pieces of wood, colorful seeds or stones or naturally occurring gems, or other beautiful or artful natural elements found nearby.

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