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consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets.

Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes, and the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example.

Since the Victorian era stretched over six decades, many types of jewelry came and went in vogue.

Mass production made jewelry available to the widest number of buyers in the broadest range of designs ever seen before in history.

In most cultures jewellery can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols.