S IMPLY J EWEL LERY
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t its simplest, jewellery, or jewelery, is a
form of personal adornment. It has been
made to decorate the body, clothing and
even our animals and inanimate objects. In
addition, it is used on religious objects and in
important ceremonies.
But lovers of luxury know that it is so much more
than that. It can help beautify and accessorise a
person and their clothing, define them and their
beliefs, and mark their status.
Yet at its essence, jewellery is a stunning celebration
of the natural riches of our material world, and a
mark of the most profound love to be found in our
spiritual world.
The word jewellery is derived from the word
jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French
"
jouel" around the 13th century. And whether it’s
referred to as trinkets, charms, ornaments, or
simply bling, it has been a key part of all cultures
since the beginning of the human race.
Here A&J explore the fabulous and timeless appeal
of finely wrought precious metals and stones,
crafted by the world’s most creative designers and
highly skilled artisans.
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