ⓘ Decoration


Jewellery or jewelry consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used. It is one of the oldest type of archaeological artefact – with 100.000-year-old beads made from Nassar ...

Bijou (jewellery)

Baudelaire writes of the bijous function thus in his novel Les Bijoux, as does Diderot in Les bijoux indiscrets. Roughly, "The Indiscreet Jewels". In both novels, the bijou serves as a symbol, like a pink carnation may do in English culture. It is worn by the wearer to show that she is available but must be wooed, before any touch, sight or smell, and is an erotic act of self-denial. As a well-known symbol, this same object can still have various uses. Among others, it is a symbol of emancipation and a symbol of sexual equality, but most people in Western culture wear it as a sign of faith ...


A chain is a serial assembly of connected pieces, called links, typically made of metal, with an overall character similar to that of a rope in that it is flexible and curved in compression but linear, rigid, and load-bearing in tension. A chain may consist of two or more links. Chains can be classified by their design, which is dictated by their use: Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. They are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains suc ...


A bracelet is an article of jewellery that is worn around the wrist. Bracelets may serve different uses, such as being worn as an ornament. When worn as ornaments, bracelets may have a supportive function to hold other items of decoration, such as charms. Medical and identity information are marked on some bracelets, such as allergy bracelets, hospital patient-identification tags, and bracelet tags for newborn babies. Bracelets may be worn to signify a certain phenomenon, such as breast cancer awareness, for religious/cultural purposes. If a bracelet is a single, inflexible loop, it is oft ...

Ring (jewellery)

A ring is a round band, usually of metal, worn as ornamental jewellery. The term "ring" by itself always denotes jewellery worn on the finger; when worn as an ornament elsewhere, the body part is specified, e.g. earrings, neck rings, arm rings, and toe rings. Rings always fit snugly around or in the part of the body they ornament, so bands worn loosely, like a bracelet, are not rings. Rings may be made of almost any hard material: wood, bone, stone, metal, glass, gemstone or plastic. They may be set with gemstones or with other types of stone or glass. Although people wear some rings as me ...


A lavalier or lavaliere or lavalliere is an item of jewelry consisting of a pendant, sometimes with one stone, pendulous and centered from a necklace. The style was popularized by the Duchesse de la Valliere, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France. A lavalier can be recognized most for its drop that usually consists of a stone and/or a chandelier type of drop which is attached to the chain and not attached by a bail. According to Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary 1984, p. 50: A special form of necklace produced around 1900 was the lavalliere, an imaginative allusion to a fa ...


ⓘ Decoration

Decoration may refer to:

  • An act or object intended to increase the beauty of a person, room, etc.
  • Decorative arts
  • An award that is a token of recignition to the recipient intended for wearing
  • A house painter and decorators craft

1. Other uses

  • On-glaze decoration, a method of decorating ceramics - decoration applied after glazing
  • Decorator pattern, a design pattern used in object-oriented programming
  • Cake decorating, the art of making a usually ordinary cake visually interesting
  • Decorations John Ireland, a set of three pieces for piano solo composed in 1912–13 by John Ireland
  • Christmas decoration, decorations used at Christmas time
  • In-glaze decoration, a method of decorating ceramics - decoration applied before firing
  • In-mould decoration, a method of decorating moulded plastics
  • Interior design, the internal finishing of a building
  • Web decoration, conspicuous silk structure in the webs of some spiders
  • Interior decorating, a process by which a person creates an emotionally and intellectually pleasing space for themselves and others to enjoy
  • Name decoration, a technique used in most programming languages
  • USB decoration, a decorative device that uses the Universal Serial Bus connector
  • Window decoration, in computing are the windows visual elements drawn by a window manager