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[mass noun] Personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal:‘she had silver hair and chunky gold jewellery’[as modifier] ‘a jewellery box’
jewels, gems, gemstones, precious stones, semi-precious stones, bijouterietreasure, regaliaornaments, trinkets, costume jewellery, diamantébijouxView synonyms
- ‘Items of fine jewelry are priced from 2,400 baht and up.’
- ‘Bronze enabled people to make better tools and weapons, as well as make beautiful jewelry and sculpture.’
- ‘Some are encrusted with costume jewelry, evoking the roughly bejeweled icons of Byzantium.’
- ‘Max, a goldsmith and engraver, established a company that manufactured costume jewelry.’
- ‘She also requested you wear your gold jewelry, even though it is uncomfortable.’
- ‘He wears real gold jewelry and drives a BMW.’
- ‘There's no need to buy expensive branded jewelry from Tiffany unless you are making an investment.’
- ‘Are you buying expensive jewelry for your wife for Christmas?’
- ‘Her fingers started to peel off the wrapper, unveiling a dark blue velvet jewelry box.’
- ‘European makeup and costume jewelry, too, are replacing traditional cosmetics and ornaments.’
- ‘Once I opened the box I see a small black velvet jewelry box.’
- ‘Also, South Beach shops off of Collins have some beautiful handmade jewelry.’
- ‘In India and Asia, the purchase of silver jewelry is not for show but as investment.’
- ‘The foreigner had tried to steal expensive diamond jewelry at knifepoint from a service girl.’
- ‘Patients requiring preoperative magnetic resonance imaging must remove body jewelry.’
- ‘She then took out her red velvet jewelry box, which contained three rings.’
- ‘Performance means not wearing jewelry of any kind.’
- ‘For two months she learned how to make silver jewelry, selling some of her pieces through the store.’
- ‘He tells him of the jewelry store heist idea and Vogel immediately wants in.’
- ‘I learned to make silver jewelry as a hobby and then a minor profession.’
The different spellings of jewellery in British and American English can cause confusion. The British spelling jewellery adds -lery to jewel, while the American spelling jewelry adds -ry
Late Middle English: from Old French juelerie, from juelier jeweller, from joel (see jewel).
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