jewelry

[ joo-uh l-ree, jool-ree ]
/ ˈdʒu əl ri, ˈdʒul ri /

noun

articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment.
any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like.
Also especially British, jew·el·ler·y.

Origin of jewelry

1300–50; Middle English juelrie < Anglo-French juelerie, equivalent to juel jewel + -erie -ery

Can be confused

jewelry Jewry jury
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British Dictionary definitions for jewellery

jewellery

US jewelry

/ (ˈdʒuːəlrɪ) /

noun

objects that are worn for personal adornment, such as bracelets, rings, necklaces, etc, considered collectively
the art or business of a jeweller
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