[joo-uh l-ree, jool-ree]
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.
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gold, glass, ornament, treasure, bracelet, jewel, trinket, brooch, costume, necklace, knickknack, tiara, silver, gem, earring, pendant, pin, crown, ring, frippery
- jewelers' rouge,
- jeweller's rouge,
- jewett, sarah orne,
Also especially British, jew·el·ler·y.
Origin of jewelry
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