Jewellery referrers to personal ornaments like as necklaces, rings, pendents, cuff-links, bracelets and even watches (wrist or pocket, digital or analogue). Jewellery is considered a form of fashion as it can be a way to express oneself, to complete an outfit and to make a statement.
Many forms of jewellery have been a part of mankind countless millennia. The jewellery worn in those far-off days wasn't made like it is today, mush of it made from feathers, bones, shells and coloured stones. It would be centuries before mankind learned how to work with metal or diamonds.
There are often many reasons to wear certain pieces of jewellery, the main one is it makes the wearer feel more like themselves or unique. Sometimes it's also an expression of religious faith (like a cross), prestige (Rolex watch) or nature symbolism.
They are typically made from (or contain) jewels, pearls and precious metals like gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
The spelling of jewellery is spelt "jewelry" in the US (and possibly Canada), and "jewellery" in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, but they mean the same thing.
The global jewellery market is huge, in 2018 it was $270 Billion and is expected to rise to $480 Billion in 2025 and $650 Billion in 2035. In the UK, the market has risen for four consecutive years and is expected to be £5.9 Billion in 2019.
Major global cities like London, New York, Tokyo and Paris will, naturally have many organisations who deal exclusively with all manner of jewellery and related items like diamonds (often used as a form of currency), gold, silver and various gemstones.
Because of jewellery is a form of fashion, the dealers often have close links to the fashion industry.
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