Once upon a time what we now call jewelry was really charms and talismans. Tibetan buddhist monks wore bell anklets to warn the bugs to get out of the way as an expression of non-violence. Jewelry has been worn by both men and women to protect themselves from snakes, ghosts, sorcery, bad luck, the evil eye and probably bill collectors. Our Ancestors wore jewelry for a reason. We forgot the reason but we still love jewelry.