Many of life’s biggest celebrations—engagements, weddings, coronations—are marked with a jewel. And bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings frequently make appearances at other party times of life too—graduations, birthdays, job promotions, retirements. Then, of course, there are the moments when someone decides to toast to themselves.

Why is jewelry such a great way to celebrate?

Its beauty is, of course, a natural way to commemorate special moments, but the undeniable fact of its endurance.