bijou


bi·jou

noun \ˈbē-ˌzhü\
plural bijous or bi·joux \-ˌzhü(z)\

Definition of BIJOU

1
:  a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship :  jewel
2
:  something delicate, elegant, or highly prized
bijou adjective

Origin of BIJOU

French, from Breton bizou ring, from biz finger
First Known Use: 1668

Other Jewelry Terms

brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary, paste

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