One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal.
jewels, gems, gemstones, precious stones, semi-precious stones, bijouterieView synonyms
- ‘Patients requiring preoperative magnetic resonance imaging must remove body jewelry.’
- ‘He tells him of the jewelry store heist idea and Vogel immediately wants in.’
- ‘He wears real gold jewelry and drives a BMW.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Performance means not wearing jewelry of any kind.’
- ‘The foreigner had tried to steal expensive diamond jewelry at knifepoint from a service girl.’
- ‘Her fingers started to peel off the wrapper, unveiling a dark blue velvet jewelry box.’
- ‘Bronze enabled people to make better tools and weapons, as well as make beautiful jewelry and sculpture.’
- ‘She then took out her red velvet jewelry box, which contained three rings.’
- ‘Some are encrusted with costume jewelry, evoking the roughly bejeweled icons of Byzantium.’
- ‘In India and Asia, the purchase of silver jewelry is not for show but as investment.’
- ‘I learned to make silver jewelry as a hobby and then a minor profession.’
- ‘There's no need to buy expensive branded jewelry from Tiffany unless you are making an investment.’
- ‘Max, a goldsmith and engraver, established a company that manufactured costume jewelry.’
- ‘European makeup and costume jewelry, too, are replacing traditional cosmetics and ornaments.’
- ‘For two months she learned how to make silver jewelry, selling some of her pieces through the store.’
- ‘Are you buying expensive jewelry for your wife for Christmas?’
- ‘Items of fine jewelry are priced from 2,400 baht and up.’
- ‘She also requested you wear your gold jewelry, even though it is uncomfortable.’
The different spellings of jewelry 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 ‘jeweler’, from joel (see jewel).
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