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Rocks Small CZ Halo Pendant
Rocks Small CZ Halo Pendant €48
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Tennis Bracelet- 17cm
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Tennis Bracelet- 17cm €115
Rocks CZ Tennis Bracelet- 19cm
Rocks CZ Tennis Bracelet- 19cm €125
Rocks Sapphire CZ Cluster Pendant
Rocks Sapphire CZ Cluster Pendant €85
Rocks Sapphire CZ Cluster Pendant
Rocks Sapphire CZ Cluster Pendant €65
Rocks CZ Tennis Necklace- 4mm
Rocks CZ Tennis Necklace- 4mm €255
Rocks Pave Set CZ Interlinked Circle Necklace
Rocks Pave Set CZ Interlinked Circle Necklace €95
Rocks Interlinked Circle Necklace
Rocks Interlinked Circle Necklace €50
Rocks White Gold Interlinked Circle Necklace
Rocks White Gold Interlinked Circle Necklace €139
Rocks Gold Gucci Link Bracelet
Rocks Gold Gucci Link Bracelet €110
Rocks Rose Gold Oblong Bar Pendant
Rocks Rose Gold Oblong Bar Pendant €48
Rocks Large Rose Gold Heart Pendant
Rocks Large Rose Gold Heart Pendant €95
Rocks Claw Set CZ Earrings
Rocks Claw Set CZ Earrings €45
Rocks White Gold CZ Solitaire Earrings
Rocks White Gold CZ Solitaire Earrings €60
Rocks CZ Infinity Necklace
Rocks CZ Infinity Necklace €65
Rocks Rose Gold Half Moon Necklace
Rocks Rose Gold Half Moon Necklace €275
Rocks Rose Gold Oval Pendant
Rocks Rose Gold Oval Pendant €330
Rocks Rose Gold Infinity Necklace
Rocks Rose Gold Infinity Necklace €265
Rocks Gold Triangle Pendant
Rocks Gold Triangle Pendant €245
Rocks Gold Half Moon
Rocks Gold Half Moon €275
Rocks Gold Infinity Necklace
Rocks Gold Infinity Necklace €265
Rocks Gold Oval Necklace
Rocks Gold Oval Necklace €330
Rocks Rose Gold Disc Pendant
Rocks Rose Gold Disc Pendant €145
Rocks White Gold Disc Pendant
Rocks White Gold Disc Pendant €145
Rocks Gold Disc Necklace
Rocks Gold Disc Necklace €199
Rocks Gold Disc Pendant
Rocks Gold Disc Pendant €145
Rocks Gold I.D. Bracelet
Rocks Gold I.D. Bracelet €110
Rocks Gold Bar Bracelet with Diamond Cut Detail
Rocks Gold Bar Bracelet with Diamond Cut Detail €165
Rocks Gold I.D. Bracelet
Rocks Gold I.D. Bracelet €330
Rocks Tri Colour Twisted Bar Pendant
Rocks Tri Colour Twisted Bar Pendant €195
Rocks Rose Gold Bar Bracelet with Diamond Cut Detail
Rocks Rose Gold Bar Bracelet with Diamond Cut Detail €165
Rocks Two Tone Circle Pendant
Rocks Two Tone Circle Pendant €180
Rocks Two Tone Interlocking Heart Necklace
Rocks Two Tone Interlocking Heart Necklace €199
Rocks Musical Note Earrings
Rocks Musical Note Earrings €20
Rocks Cushion CZ in Halo Setting Promise Ring
Rocks Cushion CZ in Halo Setting Promise Ring €79
Rocks Oval CZ in Halo Setting Promise Ring
Rocks Oval CZ in Halo Setting Promise Ring €89
Rocks CZ in Halo Setting Promise Ring- M
Rocks CZ in Halo Setting Promise Ring- M €80
Rocks Rose Gold CZ with CZ Halo & CZ Shoulders
Rocks Rose Gold CZ with CZ Halo & CZ Shoulders €75
Rocks Sapphire CZ with CZ Halo
Rocks Sapphire CZ with CZ Halo €85
Rocks Oval Cut CZ with CZ Set Shoulders- 52
Rocks Oval Cut CZ with CZ Set Shoulders- 52 €125
Rocks CZ Solitaire Ring- 52
Rocks CZ Solitaire Ring- 52 €85
Rocks Ruby CZ Cluster Pendant
Rocks Ruby CZ Cluster Pendant €65
Rocks CZ Flower Cluster Pendant
Rocks CZ Flower Cluster Pendant €95
Rocks CZ Flower Cluster Pendant
Rocks CZ Flower Cluster Pendant €95
Rocks Tone Tone Rose Gold CZ Pendant
Rocks Tone Tone Rose Gold CZ Pendant €75
Rocks Silver Disc- 25mm
Rocks Silver Disc- 25mm €75
Rocks Silver Disc- 12mm
Rocks Silver Disc- 12mm €60
Rocks Citrine CZ Cluster Pendant
Rocks Citrine CZ Cluster Pendant €75
Rocks Silver Disc- 14mm
Rocks Silver Disc- 14mm €75
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Infinity Necklace
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Infinity Necklace €58
Rocks CZ Necklace in Rubover Setting- 60cm
Rocks CZ Necklace in Rubover Setting- 60cm €85
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Necklace- 80cm
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Necklace- 80cm €99
Rocks CZ Necklace in Rubover Setting- 80cm
Rocks CZ Necklace in Rubover Setting- 80cm €95
Rocks CZ Horseshoe Necklace
Rocks CZ Horseshoe Necklace €40
Rocks CZ Tennis Bracelet- 17cm
Rocks CZ Tennis Bracelet- 17cm €140
Rocks Cushion Cut Canary Diamond CZ Pendant with Halo
Rocks Cushion Cut Canary Diamond CZ Pendant with Halo €145
Rocks Cushion Cut Blue Topaz CZ Pendant with Halo
Rocks Cushion Cut Blue Topaz CZ Pendant with Halo €145
Rocks Gold Facet Edge Bangle
Rocks Gold Facet Edge Bangle €265
Rocks Double Sided Gold Ball Earrings
Rocks Double Sided Gold Ball Earrings €189
Rocks Gold Double Knot Earrings
Rocks Gold Double Knot Earrings €75
Rocks Echo Bracelet- 19cm
Rocks Echo Bracelet- 19cm €60
Rocks 4 Claw CZ Solitaire Earrings
Rocks 4 Claw CZ Solitaire Earrings €65
Rocks Two Tone Nugget Station Necklace
Rocks Two Tone Nugget Station Necklace €85
Rocks Gold Diamond Panther Link Bracelet
Rocks Gold Diamond Panther Link Bracelet €650
Rocks Sapphire CZ & CZ Heart Earrings
Rocks Sapphire CZ & CZ Heart Earrings €120
Rocks Gold Rubover Set CZ  Halo Setting Earrings
Rocks Gold Rubover Set CZ Halo Setting Earrings €190
Rocks White Gold CZ Circle Necklace
Rocks White Gold CZ Circle Necklace €285
Rocks Rubover CZ Earrings
Rocks Rubover CZ Earrings €105
Rocks White Gold Claw Set Solitaire CZ Earrings
Rocks White Gold Claw Set Solitaire CZ Earrings €65
Rocks White Gold Rubover & 3 Claw CZ Earrings
Rocks White Gold Rubover & 3 Claw CZ Earrings €175
Rocks Rose Gold Rubover & 3 Claw CZ Earrings
Rocks Rose Gold Rubover & 3 Claw CZ Earrings €175
Rocks White Gold CZ Halo Earrings
Rocks White Gold CZ Halo Earrings €195
Rocks Rubover CZ Stud Earrings
Rocks Rubover CZ Stud Earrings €120
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Circle Pendant
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Circle Pendant €249
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Circle Pendant
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Circle Pendant €285
Rocks Bi Colour Inter Linked CZ Set Circle Pendant
Rocks Bi Colour Inter Linked CZ Set Circle Pendant €220
Rocks Small Gold Disc Bracelet
Rocks Small Gold Disc Bracelet €115
Rocks Halo CZ Necklet
Rocks Halo CZ Necklet €135
Rocks Circle Necklace
Rocks Circle Necklace €168
Rocks Disc Pendant
Rocks Disc Pendant €185
Rocks Gold Mini Disc Pendant
Rocks Gold Mini Disc Pendant €160
Rocks Small Double Gold Disc Pendant
Rocks Small Double Gold Disc Pendant €190
Rocks Diamond Cut Teardrop Pendant
Rocks Diamond Cut Teardrop Pendant €140
Rocks White Gold Bar Necklace
Rocks White Gold Bar Necklace €140
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Stud Earrings
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Stud Earrings €48
Rocks Oblong Necklace
Rocks Oblong Necklace €45
Rocks Yellow Gold Oblong Bar Pendant
Rocks Yellow Gold Oblong Bar Pendant €48
Rocks Rose Gold Triangle Necklace
Rocks Rose Gold Triangle Necklace €25
Rocks Triangle Necklace
Rocks Triangle Necklace €25
Rocks Japanese Akoya Pearl Earrings 8-8.5mm
Rocks Japanese Akoya Pearl Earrings 8-8.5mm €395
Rocks Japanese Akoya Pearl Earrings 8-8.5mm
Rocks Japanese Akoya Pearl Earrings 8-8.5mm €295
Rocks Micro Claw Set CZ Hoop Earrings
Rocks Micro Claw Set CZ Hoop Earrings €165
Rocks Pave Set CZ Drop Earrings
Rocks Pave Set CZ Drop Earrings €99
Rocks CZ Flower Cluster Earrings
Rocks CZ Flower Cluster Earrings €79
Rocks Claw set CZ with Halo Setting
Rocks Claw set CZ with Halo Setting €85
Rocks CZ Chandelier Drop Earrings
Rocks CZ Chandelier Drop Earrings €95
Rocks Tri Colour CZ Interwined Rings Creole Earrings
Rocks Tri Colour CZ Interwined Rings Creole Earrings €220
Rocks Tiered Tri Colour and CZ Earrings
Rocks Tiered Tri Colour and CZ Earrings €155
Rocks Gold Tri Colour and Pearl Earrings
Rocks Gold Tri Colour and Pearl Earrings €235
Rocks Gold Ball with CZ Stud Earrings
Rocks Gold Ball with CZ Stud Earrings €65
Rocks CZ U-Shaped Stud Earrings
Rocks CZ U-Shaped Stud Earrings €90
Rocks Rose Gold and CZ Heart Earrings
Rocks Rose Gold and CZ Heart Earrings €49
Rocks Creole Hoop Earrings - 25mm
Rocks Creole Hoop Earrings - 25mm €125
Rocks Gold Ball Stud Earrings- 7mm
Rocks Gold Ball Stud Earrings- 7mm €60
Rocks Square Tube Creole Earrings
Rocks Square Tube Creole Earrings €105
Rocks Rose Gold Square Tube Earrings
Rocks Rose Gold Square Tube Earrings €105
Rocks Rose Gold Twisted Design Earrings
Rocks Rose Gold Twisted Design Earrings €100
Rocks Rose Gold Ball Earrings- 9mm
Rocks Rose Gold Ball Earrings- 9mm €85
Rocks Pearl in CZ Halo Setting Stud Earrings
Rocks Pearl in CZ Halo Setting Stud Earrings €160
Rocks CZ Open Circle Stud Earrings
Rocks CZ Open Circle Stud Earrings €95
Rocks CZ Open Circle Stud Earrings
Rocks CZ Open Circle Stud Earrings €95
Rocks Creole Hoop Earrings
Rocks Creole Hoop Earrings €55
Rocks Medium Plain Tube Creole Hoops
Rocks Medium Plain Tube Creole Hoops €20
Rocks 19mm Sleepers
Rocks 19mm Sleepers €19
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Flower Cluster Earrings
Rocks Rose Gold CZ Flower Cluster Earrings €50
Rocks Large CZ Cushion Cut Claw set with Halo Detail Earrings
Rocks Large CZ Cushion Cut Claw set with Halo Detail Earrings €140
Rocks 7mm CZ Stud Earrings
Rocks 7mm CZ Stud Earrings €50
Rocks Rose Gold Solitaire CZ Studs
Rocks Rose Gold Solitaire CZ Studs €50
Rocks Oval Sapphire CZ and CZ Halo Earrings
Rocks Oval Sapphire CZ and CZ Halo Earrings €85
Rocks Oval Sapphire CZ and CZ Cluster Earrings
Rocks Oval Sapphire CZ and CZ Cluster Earrings €95
Rocks Cushion Cut CZ Pendant with Halo
Rocks Cushion Cut CZ Pendant with Halo €145
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Necklace- 60cm
Rocks Two Tone Rose Gold CZ Necklace- 60cm €89
Rocks Double Sided Gold Ball Earrings
Rocks Double Sided Gold Ball Earrings €189
Rocks Gold Ball Earrings- 10mm
Rocks Gold Ball Earrings- 10mm €88
Rocks Gold Ball Stud Earrings- 9mm
Rocks Gold Ball Stud Earrings- 9mm €90
Rocks Gold Ball Stud Earrings- 8mm
Rocks Gold Ball Stud Earrings- 8mm €75
Rocks Flower Earrings
Rocks Flower Earrings €58
Rocks Medium Stardust Ring Earrings
Rocks Medium Stardust Ring Earrings €195

Jewellery

Jewellery or jewelry is a form of personal adornment - such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

With some exception such as medical alert bracelets or military dog tags, jewellery normally differs from other items of personal adornment in that it has no other purpose than to look appealing, but humans have been producing and wearing it for a long time - with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery.

Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials, but gemstones, precious metals, beads and shells have been widely used. Depending on the culture and times jewellery may be appreciated 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.

The word jewellery itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicized from the Old French "jouel",[3] and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything.

Jewellery has been used for a number of reasons:

Most cultures have at some point had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewellery. Numerous cultures move wedding dowries in the form of jewellery or create jewellery as a means to store or display coins. Alternatively, jewellery has been used as a currency or trade good; an example being the use of slave beads.[citation needed]

Many items of jewellery

, such as brooches and buckles, originated as purely functional items, but evolved into decorative items as their functional requirement diminished.[5]

Jewellery can also be symbolic of group membership, as in the case of the Christian crucifix or Jewish Star of David, or of status, as in the case of chains of office, or the Western practice of married people wearing a wedding ring.

Wearing of amulets and devotional medals to provide protection or ward off evil is common in some cultures; these may take the form of symbols (such as the ankh), stones, plants, animals, body parts (such as the Khamsa), or glyphs (such as stylised versions of the Throne Verse in Islamic art).[6]

In creating jewellery, gemstones, coins,

or other precious items are often used, and they are typically set into precious metals. Alloys of nearly every metal known have been encountered in jewellery. Bronze, for example, was common in Roman times. Modern fine jewellery usually includes gold, white gold, platinum, palladium, titanium, or silver. Most American and European gold jewellery is made of an alloy of gold, the purity of which is stated in karats, indicated by a number followed by the letter K. American gold jewellery must be of at least 10K purity (41.7% pure gold), (though in the UK the number is 9K (37.5% pure gold) and is typically found up to 18K (75% pure gold). Higher purity levels are less common with alloys at 22 K (91.6% pure gold), and 24 K (99.9% pure gold) being considered too soft for jewellery use in America and Europe. These high purity alloys, however, are widely used across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.[citation needed] Platinum alloys range from 900 (90% pure) to 950 (95.0% pure). The silver used in jewellery is usually sterling silver, or 92.5% fine silver. In costume jewellery, stainless steel findings are sometimes used.

Diamonds

Main article: Diamond

Diamonds were first mined in India.[8] Pliny may have mentioned them, although there is some debate as to the exact nature of the stone he referred to as Adamas;[9] In 2005, Australia, Botswana, Russia and Canada ranked among the primary sources of gemstone diamond production.[10][11]

The British crown jewels contain the Cullinan Diamond, part of the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found (1905), at 3,106.75 carats(621.35 g).

Now popular in engagement rings, this usage dates back to the marriage of Maximilian I to Mary of Burgundy in 1477.[12]

Other gemstones

Main article: Gemstone

Many precious and semiprecious stones are used for jewellery. Among them are:

Amber

Amber, an ancient organic gemstone, is composed of tree resin that has hardened over time. The stone must be at least one million years old to be classified as amber, and some amber can be up to 120 million years old.

Amethyst

Amethyst has historically been the most prized gemstone in the quartz family. It is treasured for its purple hue, which can range in tone from light to dark.

 

Emerald

Emeralds are one of the three main precious gemstones (along with rubies and sapphires) and are known for their fine green to bluish green colour. They have been treasured throughout history, and some historians report that the Egyptians mined emerald as early as 3500 BC.

Jade

Jade is most commonly associated with the colour green but can come in a number of other colours, as well. Jade is closely linked to Asian culture, history, and tradition, and is sometimes referred to as the stone of heaven.

Jasper

Jasper is a gemstone of the chalcedony family that comes in a variety of colours. Often, jasper will feature unique and interesting patterns within the coloured stone. Picture jasper is a type of jasper known for the colours (often beiges and browns) and swirls in the stone's pattern.

Quartz

Quartz refers to a family of crystalline gemstones of various colours and sizes. Among the well-known types of quartz are rose quartz (which has a delicate pink colour), and smoky quartz (which comes in a variety of shades of translucent brown). A number of other gemstones, such asAmethyst and Citrine, are also part of the quartz family. Rutilated quartz is a popular type of quartz containing needle-like inclusions.

Ruby

Rubies are known for their intense red colour and are among the most highly valued precious gemstones. Rubies have been treasured for millennia. In Sanskrit, the word for ruby is ratnaraj, meaning king of precious stones.

Sapphire

The most popular form of sapphire is blue sapphire, which is known for its medium to deep blue colour and strong saturation. Fancy sapphires of various colours are also available. In the United States, blue sapphire tends to be the most popular and most affordable of the three major precious gemstones (emerald, ruby, and sapphire).

Turquoise

Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth, and the world's largest turquoise producing region is the southwest United States. Turquoise is prized for its attractive colour, most often an intense medium blue or a greenish blue, and its ancient heritage. Turquoise is used in a great variety of jewellery styles. It is perhaps most closely associated with southwest and Native American jewellery, but it is also used in many sleek, modern styles. Some turquoise contains a matrix of dark brown markings, which provides an interesting contrast to the gemstone's bright blue colour.

 

Some gemstones (like pearls, coral, and amber) are classified as organic, meaning that they are produced by living organisms. Others are inorganic, meaning that they are generally composed of and arise from minerals.[13]

Some gems, for example, amethyst, have become less valued as methods of extracting and importing them have progressed. Some man-made gems can serve in place of natural gems, such as cubic zirconia, which can be used in place of diamond.[14]

Metal finishes

For platinum, gold, and silver jewellery, there are many techniques to create finishes. The most common are high-polish, satin/matte, brushed, and hammered. High-polished jewellery is by far the most common and gives the metal a highly reflective, shiny look. Satin, or matte finish reduces the shine and reflection of the jewellery and is commonly used to accentuate gemstones such as diamonds. Brushed finishes give the jewellery a textured look and are created by brushing a material (similar to sandpaper) against the metal, leaving "brush strokes." Hammered finishes are typically created by using a soft, rounded hammer and hammering the jewellery to give it a wavy texture.

Impact on society

Jewellery has been used to denote status. In ancient Rome, for instance, only certain ranks could wear rings;[16] Later, sumptuary laws dictated who could wear what type of jewellery, again based on rank. Cultural dictates have also played a significant role. For example, the wearing of earrings by Western men was considered effeminate in the 19th century and early 20th century. More recently, the display of body jewellery, such as piercings, has become a mark of acceptance or seen as a badge of courage within some groups but is completely rejected in others. Likewise, hip hop culture has popularised the slang term bling-bling, which refers to ostentatious display of jewellery by men or women.