An aspect of body embellishment, jewellery, which comes in many forms and has many functions, can be composed of various types of materials. Made of seashells and animal teeth during prehistoric times, metal jewellery only appeared during Antiquity where gold was transformed by goldsmiths using different techniques. Since then, diverse metals and materials were used: copper, metal, plastic, etc. Lavish and luxurious jewellery, custom jewellery and handmade jewellery are the principal groups in which a piece of jewellery may be classified as social, esthetic, sentimental, useful, etc.
This exhibition regroups, apart from the materials used, many types of jewellery all from the collection of the Beaulne Museum such as: bracelets, pendants, brooches, earrings, necklaces, etc. In total, 77 carefully chosen pieces are awaiting visitors.