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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jewelry, jewellerynoun

    an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

Wikipedia

  1. Jewelry

    Jewellery (UK) or jewelry (U.S.) consists of decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and cufflinks. Jewellery may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal such as gold often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewellery, but other materials such as glass, shells and other plant materials may be used. Jewellery is one of the oldest types of archaeological artefact – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. The basic forms of jewellery vary between cultures but are often extremely long-lived; in European cultures the most common forms of jewellery listed above have persisted since ancient times, while other forms such as adornments for the nose or ankle, important in other cultures, are much less common. Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials. Gemstones and similar materials such as amber and coral, precious metals, beads, and shells have been widely used, and enamel has often been important. In most cultures jewellery can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings, and even genital jewellery. In modern European culture the amount worn by adult males is relatively low compared with other cultures and other periods in European culture. The word jewellery itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French "jouel", and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. In British English, Indian English, New Zealand English, Hiberno-English, Australian English, and South African English it is spelled jewellery, while the spelling is jewelry in American English. Both are used in Canadian English, though jewellery prevails by a two to one margin. In French and a few other European languages the equivalent term, joaillerie, may also cover decorated metalwork in precious metal such as objets d'art and church items, not just objects worn on the person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jewelrynoun

    the art or trade of a jeweler

  2. Jewelrynoun

    jewels, collectively; as, a bride's jewelry

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. joaillerie.]

Freebase

  1. Jewelry

    Jewelry is a South Korean girl group which was formed in 2001. Its most successful album was Kitchi Island. As of 2013, they are the longest running Korean girl group ever, surpassing super-group Baby V.O.X.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Jewelry

    Objects of precious metal usually containing gems and worn to enhance personal appearance. Health concerns include possible contamination from lead content or bacteria.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Jewelry

    Small incandescent lamps are sometimes mounted as articles of jewelry in scarf-pins or in the hair. They may be supplied with current from storage or from portable batteries carried on the person.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jewelry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jewelry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of jewelry in a Sentence

  1. David Borochov:

    Around that time (of the engagement), we started seeing more sales of yellow gold and the last couple months it's increased more, yellow gold jewelry sales have risen about 30 percent this year.

  2. Cliff Ulrich:

    We’re focusing on a different customer, someone who doesn’t want to strap a screen to their wrist, but wants to continue to wear jewelry … and feel more connected to people in their lives.

  3. Emily Phillips:

    So many things in my life seemed of little significance at the time they happened, but then took on a greater importance as I got older, the memories I’m taking with me now are so precious and have more value than all the gold and silver in my jewelry box.

  4. Zannah Mustapha:

    In the traditional African setting, when the husband dies, the wife is as vulnerable as the child, so, we created the widows program and give them livelihood skills such as tailoring,( jewelry) making, and then a host of other activities.

  5. Erica Rannestad:

    While the falling platinum price has been a major contributor to higher platinum jewelry imports, it should also be noted that lower platinum jewelry retail prices, a stronger United States dollar, a falling platinum-gold price ratio, and higher disposable incomes per capita have pushed imports and demand higher.

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