Jewellery is a universal form of adornment and one that dates to ancient, even prehistoric times. It is likely that from an early date it was worn as protection from the dangers of life or as a mark of status or rank. Gold was buried with its owners to be taken into the afterlife with them giving the jewellery a notion of ritual.
I believe this remains true today. Not that you wear it to your next life, but rather that jewellery can be used to capture moments, preserve memories, and to act as a form of symbolic armour or a platform for self-expression.
Enjoy jewellery that explores a relationship with identity.