Jewellery is a form of personal adornment, manifesting itself in items such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewellery can be made from any material, usually precious metals, beads, gemstones or shells.

Jewellery differs from other items of personal adornment because it has no other purpose than to look appealing.

Jewellery is one of the oldest forms of body adornment. The word jewellery is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicized from the Old French ‘jouel’ around the 13th century. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word ‘jocale’, meaning plaything.

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