Tracing the History behind the Priciest Smiles
Even the weirdest of the weird fashions from decades ago always find their way back to the present. It’s all a cycle. Such as the cycle of grillz. Yes, grillz as in dental braces or dental bling. You’ve probably seen Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner and lots more celebrities sparkling in them lately. What you may find surprising is that behind this quite accidental fashion accessory is a rich and colorful history. Want to learn more?
If you adore Kylie Jenner for her expertise as in attention grabber, you won’t believe what Etruscan ladies did for the love of fashion. History tells us that rich Etruscan females opted to go toothless so they could put in a gold band appliance in their mouths, in what looks like be earliest application of grillz. Nothing else is going on behind this except status flaunting. Read on to learn more about this fascinating part of our fashion past.
The Mayans (300 AD – 900 AD) also had their generation of grillz, except they used jade instead of gold. Kings and queens would have upper teeth adorned with jade, particular round, clear and lightweight types in varying colors. As with the Etruscans, dental bling among the Mayans was exclusive to the elite. However, for the Mayans, jade did not only indicate their high status but also signified obligation. Dental bling worn by royals was meant to send a message about being stewards of their people. To learn more about the Mayans’ love affair with grillz, read more history books or articles.
Sometimes in 1300 AD in the Philippines, people not only filed and blackened their teeth, but adorned them as well with lots of gold. Filipinos usually created holes in their teeth where gold pegs were inserted.
It’s always nice to learn more about this part of the history of Filipinos, who loved to don caps and plates as well, or they would simply wrap all their teeth in gold. In those days, these dental adornments called gold fronts. Native New Yorkers of the 1970s thought of gold teeth as a fashion statement. Ten years later, grillz started showing up in music videos.
Fast forward to the present, you’ve likely heard about the most expensive grillz ever known to man – that sinful set of 160 diamonds set in 10 grams of 24-carat gold, priced at almost $153,000!Moving forward, you’ve likely heard about the world priciest grillz to date – a supremely decadent set of 160 diamonds in 10 grams of gold purity, with a price of nearly $153,000! No need for tooth driling or filling – just visit this Dubai dentist twice at his office and let the cash roll in. But don’t worry – if that’s too expensive for you, there are less expensive options.
Heard about simulated diamond teeth? An unbeatable version of the real deal, this is just as flashy and sparkling, but without the cripplingly expensive price tag. The gold pegs can go from simple gold dots to intricate fish scales. It’s easy to learn more about this more affordable option – just search the web for anything you want to know.
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