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Jewellery (or jewelry in American English) consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal such as gold often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as glass, shells and other plant materials may be used. Jewellery is one of the oldest types of archaeological artefact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. The basic forms of jewellery vary between cultures but are often extremely long-lived; in European cultures the most common forms of jewellery listed above have persisted since ancient times, while other forms such as adornments for the nose or ankle, important in other cultures, are much less common. Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials. Gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used, and enamel has often been important. In most cultures jewellery can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings, and even genital jewellery. In modern European culture the amount worn by adult males is relatively low compared with other cultures and other periods in European culture. The word jewellery itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel", and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. In British English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English, and South African English it is spelled jewellery, while the spelling is jewelry in American English. Both are used in Canadian English, though jewellery prevails by a two to one margin. In French and a few other European languages the equivalent term, joaillerie, may also cover decorated metalwork in precious metal such as objets d'art and church items, not just objects worn on the person.

Article Title : Jewellery
Article Snippet :Jewellery (or jewelry in American English) consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants
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Article Snippet :2020-11-08. Retrieved 2020-11-10. Mellor, Sophie (2021-05-04). "World's biggest jewelry giant shifts to lab-produced diamonds as millennials shun mined gems".
Article Title : Costume jewelry
Article Snippet :imitation jewellery, imitated jewelry, trinkets, fashion jewelry, junk jewelry, fake jewelry, or fallalery. The term costume jewelry dates back to the early
Article Title : List of jewellery types
Article Snippet :Medical alert jewelry Membership pin Military dog tags Pledge pins Prayer jewelry Japa malas Prayer beads Prayer rope Rosary beads Puzzle jewelry Puzzle ring
Article Title : Grill (jewelry)
Article Snippet :grills or grillz), also known as fronts or golds, is a type of dental jewelry worn over the teeth. Grills are made of metal and are generally removable
Article Title : Estate jewelry
Article Snippet :Antique Jewelry or Estate Jewelry (or Estate Jewellery), in a formal sense, is jewelry and often timepieces which are part of the 'estate' of a deceased
Article Title : Indian jewelry
Article Snippet :Indian jewelry may refer to: Indian jewellery Indian Jewelry, a noise rock band from Houston, Texas This disambiguation page lists articles associated
Article Title : Gemstone
Article Snippet :piece of mineral crystal which, when cut or polished, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. Certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli, opal, and obsidian)
Article Title : Handmade jewelry
Article Snippet :Handmade jewelry/jewellery, or handcrafted jewelry/jewellery, is jewelry that has been assembled and formed by hand rather than through the use of machines
Article Title : Jewellery design
Article Snippet :Years of Jewelry. ISBN 978-1-55407-395-5. "Jewellery Designing". Retrieved 21 July 2015. Cappellieri, Alba (2010). Twentieth-century Jewelry: From Art

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