JewelleryJewellery has always been linked to beauty and personal adornment, but, at the same time, it is so much more. The most precious pieces have often been tied to a deeper meaning. Wedding bands symbolise love and commitment; class rings mark the wearer as part of a fraternity that cannot be broken. Beauty is part of it, but jewellery also ties people to groups, families and social organisations. This is a huge part of what makes it precious, showing why people have valued it for hundreds of thousands of years.