Glossary

Bracelet

Derived from the Latin for arm, brachium, bracelets have been worn for centuries. Excavations have uncovered examples dating as far back as 7,000 years ago. Across cultures, people have worn the adornment for symbolism, cultural significance and religious ritual. Pieces are created in a range of materials – the unifying feature is that it is worn around an arm – usually at the wrist. See also bangle.

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