Jewellery or jewelry consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal such as gold often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used.
Jewellery is one of the oldest types of archaeological artefact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. The basic forms of jewellery vary between cultures but are often extremely long-lived; in European cultures the most common forms of jewellery listed above have persisted since ancient times, while other forms such as adornments for the nose or ankle, important in other cultures, are much less common.
Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials. Gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used, and enamel has often been important. In most cultures jewellery can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings, and even genital jewellery. In modern European culture the amount worn by adult males is relatively low compared with other cultures and other periods in European culture.
Jose Morais BOYS' JEWELRY
According to Luis Morais, the ultimate luxury is made of quality materials with a dash of fun. The jewellery business from Miami combines colour with valuable stones and materials to create designs that are bold.
AMEN'S JEWELRY by Scosha
Scosha Woolridge creates jewellery in Brooklyn that loves colour and adventure. This jewellery can be worn alone or layered for a different effect.
Jewelry for men from Le Gramme
Le Gramme is a French jewellery company that is understatedly elegant. Erwan Le Lour, an industrial designer by trade, founded the company. Le Lour drew inspiration for his minimalist designs from his obsessive attention to detail.
Martine Ali Men's Jewellery
The Brooklyn-based Martine Ali A trusted source for silver jewellery is Martine Ali. All pieces are handmade in the studio by Ali.
Indigo Burnham Men's Jewellery
Jeweler Bleue Burnham of London investigates the relationship between stones and nature while making more fanciful creations that have a discovered quality.
A Hatton Labs Men's Jewellery
This London-based modern jewellery company isn't hesitant to use pearls, colourful stones, or diamonds in its designs while keeping one foot in androgyny and the other in iconography.
Miansai Men's Jewellery
Michael Saiger's Miansai line of updated men's basics is full of traditional pieces that have had refined touches added to them, including this woven leather bracelet with a silver clasp.