Although gold was the most common and a popular material used in Aztec jewellery, jade, turquoise, and certain feathers were considered more valuable. In addition to adornment and status, the Aztecs also used jewellery in sacrifices to appease the gods. Priests also used gem-encrusted daggers to perform animal and human sacrifices. Jewellery played a major role in the fate of the Americas when the Spanish established an empire to seize South American gold.
- Because India had an abundant supply of precious metals and gems, it prospered financially through export and exchange with other countries.
- In British English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English, and South African English it is spelled jewellery, while the spelling is jewelry in American English.
- In Bali, silver, gold, bone, wood, brass, and stainless copper adorn handmade jewelry.
- Hand-casting and gemstone-cutting have also been passed down through the generations, and today, make their way