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A set of matched jewelry or other ornaments.

[French, from Old French, adornment, from parer, to adorn; see pare.]
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(Jewellery) a set of jewels or other ornaments
[C15: from Old French pareure adornment, from parer to embellish, from Latin parāre to arrange]
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a matching set of jewels or ornaments.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old French pareure peeling < Latin parātūra=parāt(us), past participle of parāre to prepare (see pare) + -ūra -ure]
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References in classic literature ?
They are already sufficiently detached from religion to think of their beauty, to take care of it, to correct without relaxation their parure of statues or arabesques.
"The tiara was part of a matching suite (parure) that had been a wedding present to Princess Alice from her maternal uncle and aunt, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia, when she married Prince Andrew of Greece in 1903," Charlene Dargay wrote on ( Quora.
Ou encore [beaucoup moins que]Voila la parure en or pour Djaouida[beaucoup plus grand que].
La femme qui pratique le tatouage essayait toujours de plaisanter en chantant des chants relatif a son metier, appelles 'Izlan n tgezzayt' (Chant du tatouage), ensuite, celle-ci doit connaitre la situation sociale de la jeune et de quelle famille appartient-elle, parce que selon les traditions du le tatouage en berbere indique le niveau social, et l'appartenance a une quelconque tribu, mais souvent les gens le considere comme une parure ou un ornement pour plaire.
Porcelain specialists Robbig Miinchen are offering a pair of richly decorated Meissen candelabras, adorned with jays and squirrels, while Almut Wager Art and Antiques brings an early 19th-century gold parure from the Vatican workshops, decorated with micromosaics depicting ancient Roman sites.
'Thirty years ago, you couldn't go to a black-tie function without a superb parure of diamonds.
E sem duvida os homens aranda lhes responderam com uma frase do tipo: "esse negocio agora era a mesma coisa no Alcheringa, nao se pode faltar com esse negocio, nao se pode fazer errado, la parure da cabeca fica bem ligada a cabeca" ("dat business now, im been same longa Alcheringa, im same, cant missim step datun, cant mistake, im properly stuck longa head", cujo texto se tornaria "a complacencia sexual, que era uma pratica do Alchenringa, impede que o que quer que seja va mal durante o ritual; por exemplo, torna-se impossivel que os ornamentos de cabeca se soltem e desarranjem durante a cerimonia").