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Decorative objects made mainly for the adornment of the body. The art of jewelry-making originated in prehistoric times when primitive people used objects from the animal world - such as horn, shell, and feathers - to adorn themselves. Cave paintings and carvings show figures decorated with bracelets, necklaces, and headdresses. Brooches, or fibulae, were used to fasten clothes and were made of bronze or silver and some were enameled. There were also finger rings and earrings.