The Sanskrit word veluriya passed into Greek as bḗryllos, which came to classical Arabic as billawr. This term, in turn, derived in Hispanic Arabic alballúri, which refers to some of glass. After this etymological journey, we come to the concept of trinket.

TrinketIt’s called a trinket. ornament from little value but that is very colorful. By extension, a bead is something ornamental, whether physical or symbolic, especially when it is exaggerated. For instance: “I like minimalist environments, without beads”, “The actress is usually photographed next to the beads in her living room”, “Little by little, the writer was moving away from the excessive adjectives and adopted a style with few beads, much more neat and direct”.

Also called bead is the bill which, having a hole, can be threaded with others. Also known as beads, the beads can be made with different materials and have all kinds of designs.

With beads can be made bracelets and necklaces, to mention two possibilities. The use of these items goes back a long way weather back, as there are records of its use in the ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Mongols and other peoples.

It is common for beads to be used for the production of bijouterie (imitation jewelry). Since the jewelery is produced with materials that are neither precious nor jewels, the beads used in this area are usually not very expensive.

“The game of the abalors”Finally, it is the title in Spanish of a novel from Hermann Hesse. The German writer published this book in 1943.