Without realizing it, many of us already have this epic power jewel in our jewelry wardrobe! The “Torque” or “Torc” (Latin torquere for “twist”), essentially is “open” jewelry that can be a necklace, bracelet, upper arm band, ring, or belt. Why is it a power jewel? Look no further than Power Woman Boudica (30 - 61 AD), who would have worn metal armbands or neckbands (while fiercely leading the fight against Roman legions). Torques were worn by persons of high rank or chieftains, sometimes made of twisted strands of metal, fitting tight around the neck, arm, or waist, finished in decorative knobs. If there was ever a global jewelry sensation in the ancient world, it would have been the Torque!