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1. A collection of trinkets or jewelry.
[French, from bijou, piece of jewelry; see bijou.]
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1. jewellery esteemed for the delicacy of the work rather than the value of the materials
2. a collection of such jewellery
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jew•el•ry(ˈdʒu əl ri)
objects of personal adornment, as necklaces, rings, bracelets, or brooches, esp. when made of precious metals, gemstones, or pearls and distinguished by very fine design and craft.Compare costume jewelry. Also, esp. Brit.,jew′el•ler•y.
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Bijouteriebijoux collectively; collective term for jewellery, trinkets, and articles of vertu, 1831.
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