Jewelry is art that is worn. It’s been around since cavemen first started giving bone necklaces and Hallrock cards to their cavewomen sweethearts on Valentine’s Day.
The word jewelry is derived from the word jewel, which was Anglicised from the Old French “jouel” back the 13th century. If you look even further back, it derives from the Latin word “jocale”, meaning plaything. As we all know these ‘playthings’ are one of the oldest forms of body adornment, that was used for many things like currency, functionality, symbolism and protection.
Speaking of protection, I found this ring that is truly the epitome of jewelry as a piece of art and kick-ass functionality, that can be worn on your finger. Do not mess with anyone wearing this. You will be sorry. Besides being a possible weapon, it’s a gorgeous fashion statement.
It is available via Vagabond Jewelry.