History about Jewelry & Gold
The word jewelry comes from jewel, from the old French jouel,
which in turn comes from the latin jocale, which means ‘plaything’.
The word gold comes from the Germanic languages, originating from the
Proto-Germanic gulþ and Proto-Indo-European ghel, meaning "yellow/green."
“The pure element has been known since ancient times. The element symbol for gold is Au. The symbol comes from the old Latin name for gold, aurum, which means "shining dawn" or "glow of sunrise."
Even Cavemen Wore Jewellery!
Eagle claws, polished and drilled with holes for stringing on sinew, have been found at a Neanderthal excavation site in Croatia. The eight claws were probably worn for symbolic or religious purposes, and they date from around 130,000 years ago! Modern humans arrived in Europe 80,000 years later, and they also wore jewellery of bones, teeth and shells strung on sinew. Jewelry was a strong indication of status throughout history. In fact, in Ancient Rome only the higher ranks could wear rings. claurete.com claurete www.claurete.com gold 18k white gold sterling silver rose gold rings ring jewelry jewellery gold vermeil gold engagement rings earrings earring diamond choker bracelet