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S I M P LY A B U DH A B I
S IMPLY J EWEL LERY
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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
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.