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What is Art Jewelry?

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I find myself explaining art jewelry a lot. Most people who aren't collectors of crafts don't know what art jewelry is.   And that's probably because it's a hard thing to define. So let's talk about it!   To talk about art jewelry, you first have to talk about jewelry in general. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, jewelry is: jew·el·ry noun \ˈjü-əl-rē, ˈjül-rē, ˈju̇l-; ÷ˈjü-lə-rē\ : decorative objects (such as rings, necklaces, and earrings) that people wear on their body Which is a decent definition, as far as the basics go.   So: "decorative," which assumes not functional. And "worn...

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