Detailed Information On Jewelry Types & Styles

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Jewelry Overview

A symbol of status and wealth, jewelry has been used for thousands of years. The word jewelry is derived from the Latin word jocale, means plaything. Styles, methods & designs have drastically changed as jewelers found new & inventive ways to rework metals into new shapes & textures. This innovation in jewelry making also includes changes in the various materials used to create fresh and unique jewelry.

Common Types of Materials Used In Modern Day Jewelry Making

Common Styles Of Jewelry

A Ring is a small circular band that is typically made of metals such as gold, platinum, titanium that serves as a symbol of marriage, commitment, authority & status. Rings can range from simple gold bands to diamond encrusted wedding rings, as designs are truly limitless.

A Necklace is an article of jewelry that is known as one of the earliest forms of human display of religion & wealth. Necklaces can be made with Gold and various metals and can be inlaid with stones such as diamonds, rubies & more.

Earrings are a popular accessory that has been in use for thousands of years. Generally placed on an external part of the ear, it can be created by a variety of metals such as gold, silver, platinum & more.

A Bracelet is a piece of jewelry that is worn on a wrist or ankle (anklet). Bracelets can be created from metals, and various materials and can be inlaid with diamonds and various gemstones.

A Pendant is normally an ornament that hangs from a bracelet, earring, or necklace. Oftentimes a gemstone is placed within the pendant.Pendants call back on earlier forms of jewelry such as an amulet or talisman.

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