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t its simplest, jewellery, or jewelry, 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
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.