[ gohld-wurk ]

  1. work produced by a goldsmith.

Origin of goldwork

First recorded in 1675–85; gold + work

Words Nearby goldwork Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use goldwork in a sentence

  • The sun shone upon the gems and goldwork of their helmets, upon lances and pennons, upon buckler and embroidered surcoat.

  • Its beauty lies in its delicate goldwork and peculiarly harmonious blending of colours.

    Jewellery | H. Clifford Smith,
  • The brooches worn by the wealthy are often magnificent examples of jewellery, enriched with gems set in delicate goldwork.

    Jewellery | H. Clifford Smith,
  • With the development of machinery appeared thin goldwork, ornamented with stamped and pressed designs.

    Jewellery | H. Clifford Smith,