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Canes were, for a period of at least three centuries, as crucial a part of the male wardrobe as a pair of trousers is now. Indeed, men were likely to have several canes, to be used on different occasions‚ at the office, going out in the evening and at the weekends.
They were carried, not as a walking aid, but as an ornament and an indication of the owner's wealth and status. Canes originated out of the male psyche, which associates carrying a stick with power. Kings carry sceptres, Black Rod carries a rod, Merlin carried a wand and Moses used a staff to part the waves. And in the 17th century, when men had just put down their swords, they started carrying canes.
When canes first appeared, in about 1650, the most common was the ivory-handled malacca cane, the wood of which came from the Strait of Malacca in Malaysia. By 1700, men and their canes were being dandified. The wood was the same, but the handles were often gold and decorated with tassels.
Then came the Victorian age and the Industrial Revolution, in which the newly rich middle class would display their wealth through an extensive collection of highly decorative canes.
Display your wealth with one of our tall cracked glass top walking sticks. Perfect for any well to do “Gentleman”.
Test test test
Step #1 - Mix one part soap with three parts lukewarm water in a small bowl or glass. Use a gentle soap, since harsher soaps may contain chemicals that will damage your jewelry.
Step #2 - Dip the soft-bristled baby toothbrush into the soap and water solution. Alternatively, you may use a cotton swab.
Step #3 - Tap the brush on the side of the glass or bowl to remove excess solution. Use the least amount of solution possible on your jewelry.
Step #4 - Gently brush the gems, beads, and metal of your jewelry with the brush or swab. Apply light pressure to avoid loosening any glue or enameling.
Step #5 - Rinse your jewelry under lukewarm water. Try to perform this step quickly. Water can damage costume jewelry, so you must not immerse it for long.
Step #6 - Gently blot excess moisture off the piece with a soft, dry cloth.
Step #7 - Lay your jewelry out on a paper towel and finish drying it with a hair dryer. Use the dryer's cool setting, since heat can damage some costume jewelry.
Step #8 - Polish the piece with a soft, dry cloth.