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What is Jewellery or Jewelry?

November 3, 2006

Jewellery (or jewelry in American English just a spelling difference ) is any piece made up of fine material used to adorn the body or wear on body and body parts especially. In recent time it is used for decoration. I come to know That first pieces of jewellery were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood, and carved stone. Specially the rich people can afford it as it is quite costly. It is also made up precious and semi-precious stone.

Early History of Jewellery

The first signs of jewellery came from the Cro-Magnons, ancestors of Homo sapiens, around 40,000 years ago. The Cro-Magnons originally migrated from the Middle East to settle in Europe and replace the Neanderthals as the dominant species. The jewellery pieces they made were crude necklaces and bracelets of bone, teeth and stone hung on pieces of string or animal sinew, or pieces of carved bone used to secure clothing together. In some cases, jewellery had shell or mother-of-pearl pieces. In southern Russia, carved bracelets made of mammoth tusk have been found. Most commonly, these have been found as grave-goods. Around 7,000 years ago, the first sign of copper jewellery was seen. 

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