Jewelry is small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewelry.
The word jewelry itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicized from the Old French "jouel" and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything.
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The Calamari Cuff - 2012. Winner at the San Diego County Fair: Constructed Jewelry - All Metal, Amateur Division.