Definition of Jewelry

1. Noun. An adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems).

Exact synonyms: Jewellery
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Specialized synonyms: Bead, Bijou, Bling, Bling Bling, Bangle, Bracelet, Clip, Cufflink, Earring, Gem, Jewel, Precious Stone, Necklace, Pin, Band, Ring, Tie Clip
Terms within: Gem, Gemstone, Stone
Derivative terms: Jewel, Jewel

Definition of Jewelry

1. n. The art or trade of a jeweler.

Definition of Jewelry

1. Noun. (US Canada) (alternative spelling of jewellery) ¹

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Definition of Jewelry

1. an article or articles for personal adornment [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jewelry

jewelled headdress
jeweller's forceps
jeweller's rouge
jewellery armoire
jewellery armoires
jewelry (current term)
jewelry dealer
jewelry maker
jewelry store

Literary usage of Jewelry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"As to Hebrew jewelry before the time of the Kings, our very slight information is derived from the account of the offerings made by the children of Israel ..."

2. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht by Arthur Cruttenden Mace, Herbert Eustis Winlock (1916)
"CHAPTER IV THE jewelry THE burial equipment of jewelry worn by ... For the most part, however, Old Kingdom jewelry is simple and somewhat barbaric. ..."

3. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"DERIVATION OF THE WORD jewelry.—jewelry IN HISTORY. — IN MOD- ERN TIMES. ... TUB MORAL EFFECTS OF jewelry. THB love of personal decoration is a sentiment ..."

4. The US Virgin Islands Alive! by Harriet Greenberg, Douglas Greenberg (2006)
"There are also wood sculptures, Christmas ornaments and larimar and amber jewelry. jewelry Sonya's, the oldest jewelry store on the island, is home to the ..."

5. Art in Industry by Charles Russell Richards (1922)
"FINE jewelry . It should be noted that the largest NATURE OF THE value of jewelry is often represented DEMAND FOR DESIGNS by mounted gems, in which case the ..."

6. A guide to the study of occupations: a selected critical bibliography of the by Frederick James Allen (1921)
"Industry and Trade, 231 and 232, jewelry and silverware. ... The jewelry Department. KOBER and HANSON. Diseases of Occupation and Vocational Hygiene, ..."

7. Official Catalogue by United States Centennial Commission (1876)
"Gilt jewelry and pearls. 253 356 Murat & Co., Paris.—Gold-plated jewelry. ... jewelry. 253 at end of entries, see Classification, pp. 27-45. jewelry ..."

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