Sunglasses a Chinese invention?


So as I understand it sunglasses were originally only worn by the rich, they originated in ancient china and were introduced to the west by the Chinese .
The first sunglasses were actually a crude slab of smoked quartz.
The people back then used to wear them to protect their eyes from the sun as well as hide their feelings (what a clever idea!)
Now there used to protect ones eyes from the sun and ones black eye!

The shades we have grown to love were first worn in the 1920’s and 1930’s by the Hollywood stars sporting them.

 The shades grew in popularity in the 1960’s and 1970’s where sunglasses sales soared
Now thanks to the Chinese for this wonderful fashionable accessory slash nesessity , along with thousands of companies from expensive to inexpensive producing them everyone and their mom can decorate or just simply protect their eyes.

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