Jewelry consists of decorative items worn for personal adornments, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers. For many centuries metal, such as gold, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewelry. Still, other materials such as shells and other plant materials may be used.