A necklace is defined as an accessory, a type of jewelry that is worn around the neck. It is said to be originated from the Stone Age, where people have started to bind rocks together with a piece of string-like material and put it around their necks as a type of early fashion statement or believed means of protection. In the modern times though, it could be made up of small links of chains and even some kind of fabric.
Some types of necklaces have a pendant hanging on the center, while some necklaces are composed of pendants which could be stones, gems, and any of the like. The common purposes of wearing a necklace are to give added beauty to the wearer and to give emphasis or attract attention. Of those purposes mentioned, it would seem that a necklace is just pretty thing for wear, but actually, there are other things that could be considered necklaces that are pretty handy. If necklaces are defined as something a person wears around the neck, then lanyards would also be considered as necklaces.
Lanyards are woven fabrics worn around the neck in which each either has a hook or a loop of thread at the end used to suspend small things in such as identification cards, keys, whistles, penlights and other useful things. These are basically used in order to prevent loss and also for easy access to the things clipped on the lanyard, these are also very useful to everybody, and these are commonly seen worn by children at schools for their identification cards, even by employees, which is why these are part of the many trends today, not only for its useful purpose but also as an accessory itself.
Lanyards are made up of fabrics, threads woven up together in order to get a flat or circular shape. Since there are varieties of threads and sewing tools available, it is very easy to make and design a lanyard. It could be designed in many ways such as through colors, shapes and even logos. The common logos to be imprinted to it are company or school names or logos, and even those of support groups and even people. This designing is done in order for other people to take notice or to be informed of the logo as a means of either identification or to gather attention for help for the support groups and such.
The usefulness of lanyards has been proven by the people’s continued use of it, and also by its attraction to people. This is why not only are they worn around the neck nowadays, but also around the shoulders or even the wrists like a form of bracelet. The difference of it from jewelries is that these are able to carry small, significant things.
In a nutshell, accessorizing has always been a part of a person’s life, be it ancient or modern, especially a woman, and a necklace has been one of the most popular jewelry to wear because of its attractiveness. But then, improvements have been made because of the people’s constant change of needs, and they definitely needed an accessory more useful than that of a simple necklace, and thus, a lanyard has been made.
A type of accessory that not can only hold small, usable things up with a hook or a piece of thread, but can also serve as a way of identification, a way to get people’s attention, and also serve as a decent, fashionable trend. Lanyards not only provide people with the service of keeping their important things just by their chest, but also provide decency and identification.