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 (jo͞o′əl-rē, jo͞ol′rē)
Ornaments, such as bracelets, necklaces, or rings, especially when made of precious metals set with gems.
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(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.
[1300–50; Middle English juelrie < Anglo-French juelerie=juel jewel + -erie -ery]
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  1. A pear-shaped diamond, as big as your thumb —Paige Mitchell
  2. An assortment of costly [and of questionable taste] stones … very much like something Hansel and Gretel might well have plucked from the witch’s house to eat —Henry Van Dyke
  3. Bracelets seemed to grow up her arms like creeping plants —Nadine Gordimer
  4. Bracelets … warm and heavy, alive like flesh —Elizabeth Taylor
  5. A diamond as big as an Englishman’s monocle —Lael Wertenbaker
  6. A diamond as big as the Ritz —F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This served as the title for a famous Fitzgerald story.

  7. A diamond … as big as your fourth fingernail —Gerald Kersch
  8. Diamond pinkie rings sputtering like neon on his manicured fingers —Jonathan Valin
  9. Diamonds as big as grapes —Louis Adamic
  10. Diamonds as big as potatoes —Henry James
  11. Diamonds flashed … like drops of frozen light —Paige Mitchell
  12. Earrings tiny as pinheads —Richard Ford
  13. A medallion that could have anchored the Queen Mary —William Mcllvanney
  14. Necklace … flashed like summer lightning —Anais Nin
  15. Pearl … shaped like the full moon, and whiter than the morning star —Oscar Wilde
  16. (Wedding) ring … pink gold like the morning light —Anon
  17. Rubies as big as hen’s eggs, and sapphires that were like gloves with lights inside them —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  18. Rubies like cherries, sapphires like grapes —Isak Dinesen
  19. Rubies like headlights —Philip Levine
  20. She was encrusted with jewels like a Maharini —MacDonald Harris
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
bead - a small ball with a hole through the middle
bijou - a small and delicately worked piece
bling, bling bling - flashy, ostentatious jewelry; "the rapper was loaded with bling"
bangle, bracelet - jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration
clip - an article of jewelry that can be clipped onto a hat or dress
cufflink - jewelry consisting of one of a pair of linked buttons used to fasten the cuffs of a shirt
earring - jewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe
jewel, precious stone, gem - a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
pin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
ring, band - jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger; "she had rings on every finger"; "he noted that she wore a wedding band"
tie clip - a piece of jewelry that holds a man's tie in place
gemstone, gem, stone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
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Here stood the royal throne, made of solid gold and encrusted with enough precious stones to stock a dozen jewelry stores in our country.
In the room were assembled many ladies and gentlemen of the court, clothed in rich apparel and wearing fine jewelry. Two immense animals squatted, one on each side of the throne--the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger.
Some of them were dressed fashionably, and they said they couldn't for the life of them see why you should be dowdy just because you had written a novel; if you had a neat figure you might as well make the most of it, and a smart shoe on a small foot had never prevented an editor from taking your "stuff." But others thought this frivolous, and they wore "art fabrics" and barbaric jewelry. The men were seldom eccentric in appearance.
From various conversations, at odds and ends of spare time, I discovered that Doctor Dulcifer had begun life as a footman in a gentleman's family; that his young mistress had eloped with him, taking away with her every article of value that was her own personal property, in the shape of jewelry and dresses; that they had lived upon the sale of these things for some time; and that the husband, when the wife's means were exhausted, had turned strolling-player for a year or two.
Take his money and his jewelry. I want to have the killing of him attributed to robbery as the motive.
After dinner we felt like seeing such Parisian specialties as we might see without distressing exertion, and so we sauntered through the brilliant streets and looked at the dainty trifles in variety stores and jewelry shops.
Then as to jewelry: in the way of finger-rings, ear-rings, necklaces, and other female glories, nothing within reach of the trapper's means is omitted that can tend to impress the beholder with an idea of the lady's high estate.
We bought a bottle or so of beer here; at any rate they called it beer, but I knew by the price that it was dissolved jewelry, and I perceived by the taste that dissolved jewelry is not good stuff to drink.
This was the best store we had come across yet; it had everything in it, in small quantities, from anvils and drygoods all the way down to fish and pinchbeck jewelry. I concluded I would bunch my whole invoice right here, and not go pricing around any more.
He had blue eyes and flaxen curls like his white comrade, but even the father of the white child was able to tell the children apart--little as he had commerce with them--by their clothes; for the white babe wore ruffled soft muslin and a coral necklace, while the other wore merely a coarse tow-linen shirt which barely reached to its knees, and no jewelry.
She was not upstairs dusting her jewelry and disarranging her dresses.
He certainly must have money, for he has just showered Jane with jewelry. Her engagement ring is a diamond cluster so big that it looks like a plaster on Jane's fat paw."