Beaded Bracelet Clasp
Background and Identification
Jewelry is a broad term for any sort of object worn as decoration without a functional purpose. Jewelry functions as a form of fashion embellishment. It has been worn for a variety of purposes throughout history, including for social, religious, political, and sentimental reasons. Most commonly, jewelry is worn simply because the user likes wearing it. Common types of jewelry include earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, piercings, pins, etc. Jewelry is often made with metals and gemstones, but it can be made from almost anything. Jewelry is also commonly made from embroidery thread (i.e. friendship bracelets), elastic string, plastic, etc. Children’s jewelry is typically made of less fragile and less expensive materials.
Jewelry has various possible physical appearances. It is commonly designed to attach to the wearer securely and not fall off during daily activities. Arguably, you could slap a tan rubber band around your wrist or hook a paperclip to your ear and call it jewelry. If you’re trying to determine if your object in question is jewelry or not, consider if you would be able to wear it as a decorative accessory. If not, it might not be considered jewelry. Or maybe you just haven’t gotten creative enough with how you plan on attaching it to yourself.