Jewelry has always played an important role in human history. In reality,

adorning the body with diverse jewelry predates written record and is one

of the first developments in human history. We have always found a way

to appreciate the beauty of nature's gifts, whether it be a piece of shell or a

glittering diamond rock.

Brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks are

examples of decorative items worn for personal ornamentation.

It can be worn on the body or on the garments. From a Western perspective, the term refers to long-lasting ornamentation, such as flowers.

The earliest known pieces of jewelry date back around 100,000 years. You're probably wondering what these were. Maybe some lovely gemstones or diamonds? In actuality, the earliest items of jewelry discovered are only a pair of shell beads. These organic beads were most likely used for decoration and symbolic purposes.