British English would spell jewelery or jewellery. American English would spell the word jewelry. However it is spelled, jewelry or jewellery means it is a form of personal adornment such as rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. With the exception of watches, buckles, hairpins, medical alert bracelets or dog tags of the military, jewellery has no other purpose than to look good and appealing.
People have been wearing jewellery since long ago and to prove this the Nassarius shell beads is 100,000 years old. Jewellery is made from various materials and to name a few, the following precious metals, gemstones, beads, and shells have been widely used. Jewellery may be appreciated as a status symbol, for its pattern, for its material properties and for meaning symbols. Jewellery has been used to adorn almost every part of the body from hairpin to toe rings. The word jewellery comes from the word jewel which was translated from the French word ‘joule’. Jewellery has been used for numerous reasons and they are as a form of payment, as a way of showing how much wealth one has, as savings or storage, as a symbolism like a bejeweled crown for leadership and wealth, a wedding band, a Christian crucifix, for its functional use like buckles and hairpins, as protection or to ward off evil like the numerous devotional medals and amulets and for artistic purposes like an intricately beaded bracelet.
Jewellery is created or done when precious items such as metal, gemstones, and coins are used. Fine jewellery is defined as jewellery that includes, gold, white gold, platinum, palladium, titanium or silver. Other materials used to make jewellery are glass, beads, wood, bone, and ivory. Precious gemstones includes diamond, emerald, sapphires and rubies. These precious gems are minerals. Other precious gems are natural. They are produced by living organisms like pearls, amber and corals. Other commonly used materials include ivory, wood, bone, shells, hemp and twine. As mentioned earlier diamond is a precious gem. It was first mined in India. In the year 2005, Australia, Botswana, Canada and Russia were primary sources of gemstone diamond products. Australian fine jewellery is jewellery made using precious metals like gold, white gold, platinum, palladium, titanium or silver and precious gemstones like diamonds, emeralds, ruby and sapphires. Australia is also known as the number one supplier of opals in the world. They are mined in a few selected places around the country, making opal the most profitable stones in the Pacific. When buying jewellery, it was the practice that the shopper would dress up and prepare to get out of the house to buy a piece of jewellery. The customer/shopper would have to allot time to go around downtown’s jewelry shops to canvass and compare prices of fine jewellery. it would be very tiring to go around town physically. In this day and age, online technology has become a trend in purchasing goods. It is now a common practice to buy jewellery online. It is no different in Australia where buying jewellery online would be the most convenient way to shop. Why buy online? It is a quicker way to get things done. With just a click, the customer or shopper can go to the website of a jewelry shop and choose from the different items on display. Once a choice has been made, the shopper may purchase the item with another click to fill to up the necessary data to buy jewellery online. There are pros and cons in buying jewellery online. A good point would be that the shopper gets study the jewellery sold online.
Online Shopping for Fine Jewellery