a person who designs, makes, sells, or repairs jewelry, watches, etc.; a person who deals in jewels.

Also especially British, jew·el·ler.

Origin of jeweler

1300–50; Middle English jueler < Anglo-French jueler, Middle French juelier. See jewel, -er2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jeweller

Historical Examples of jeweller

  • I saw at once that there was some understanding between the jeweller and my two impresarii.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • The stones are fine ones, and the Boston jeweller offers you that sum for them.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • M. Grimaldi said he would have them defaced and sold to a jeweller.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • They were accompanied by the jeweller and another individual.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Take it to a jeweller's, Sutherland, and get it cleaned, before you give it to Miss Cameron.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for jeweller


US jeweler


a person whose business is the cutting, polishing, or setting of gemstones or the making, repairing, or selling of jewellery
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Word Origin and History for jeweller



also jeweller, late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname, Alice la Jueler), from Anglo-French jueler, from Old French juelier (Modern French joaillier), from joel (see jewel).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper