Body jewelry has been worn throughout history for a variety of reasons from religion to showing the class status of a family. Jewelry has been used to accent clothing, facial features, and other parts of the body such as naval rings.
Today, body jewelry is more popular today than ever before. Once Americans saw, the unique beauty of nose rings while visiting India in the 1960’s this became a huge and important beginning to all types of body jewelry we see today. America was more than likely the last place on earth for body jewelry to be in such demand, believed to have been caused by the Puritan beliefs that are so prominent in America since its early days.