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#1

Dear Mark:

Here’s quote I read that might help you with your speech:

“Man wore jewels before he wore clothes. We can see this even today in
the ornaments worn by primitive tribes in far off continents. They may be
naked, but never unadorned.”

from a book called The Nature of Jewels, sorry I didn’t write down the
author’s name.

Looks like the author loosely defines “jewels” to include hunting
trophys like animal teeth.

Kind regards,
Cynthia Bach


#2

G’day; One thing you might like to mention in your speech is that a
jeweller must remember when heshe begins to make a piece of jewellery that
it will probably still be around long after the maker has long gone, but
only if the work in done properly and in such a way as to ensure that it
will last.

In relation to primitive people wearing jewellery it should be remembered
that like shrouds, grass skirts have no pockets, so where does one carry
stone, bone or wooden tools and weapons which take a good deal of skill
and time to make, and are therefore very valuable? Around the neck of
course, carried on a stout cord of vegetable fibres or animal sinew.
Though of course, the cords did break because the wearer didn’t notice the
wear, which is why Kiwis still occasionally find jade (called pounamu;
‘green stone’) fish hooks, small knives and other tools when a paddock is
ploughed here in NZ. Cheers,

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