Jewellery in the Pacific, with the exception of Australia, is worn to be a symbol of either fertility or power. Elaborate headdresses are worn by many Pacific cultures and some, such as the inhabitants of Papua New Guinea, wear certain headdresses once they have killed an enemy. Within the Haida Nation of the Pacific Northwest, copper was used as a form of jewellery for creating bracelets.
- Most Pacific jewellery is worn above the waist, with headdresses, necklaces, hair pins, and arm and waist belts being the most common pieces.
- You can even choose to wear just one or two simple stacking rings for a more minimalist look on some days.
- Base metal costume jewellery may also be plated with silver, gold, or rhodium for a more attractive finish.
- For example, the wearing of earrings by Western men was considered effeminate in the 19th century and early 20th century.
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